War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C.
By (author) William Vernon Harris
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War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 B.C. by William Vernon Harris
Book DescriptionBetween 327 and 70 B.C. the Romans expanded their empire throughout the Mediterranean world. This highly original study looks at Roman attitudes and behavior that lay behind their quest for power. How did Romans respond to warfare, year after year? How important were the material gains of military success--land, slaves, and other riches--commonly supposed to have been merely an incidental result? What value is there in the claim of the contemporary historian Polybius that the Romans were driven by a greater and greater ambition to expand their empire? The author answers these questions within an analytic framework, and comes to an interpretation of Roman imperialism that differs sharply from the conventional ones.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198148661
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jun-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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