Ancient rome ancient rome the late republic 133 31 bc the fall of carthage and corinth did not even mark a temporary end to warfare war and military glory were an essential part of the roman aristocratic ethos and hence of roman political life. Rome in the late republic by mary beard michael hewson crawford 387 rating details 142 ratings 11 reviews this textbook outlines the key features of the period of rome in the late republic from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions. I found rome in the late republic a very fulfilling read a restatement of the religious cultural political realities the sometimes conflicting interpretations by later day scholars i appreciate their decision to make the relevant timeline roughly the 100 years before 49 bc more inclusive than exclusive of the evidence. The crisis rome experienced in the last decades of the republic was intellectual as well as political social and military this crisis was marked by conflicts over values and a growing dichotomy between words and things as a result of which the key words of the roman tradition lost their anchor in the inherited commonly held percepetion of reality known as the mos maiorum
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