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Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC:…

Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC: The Imperial Republic (The…

by Nathan Rosenstein

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0748623221, Paperback)

Nathan Rosensteing charts Rome's stunning rise to mastery of the ancient Mediterranean over the course of the third and second centuries BC. He describes the Republic's great wars —against Pyrrhus, Carthage and Hannibal, and the kings of Macedon and Syria—as well as its subjugation of Gallic northern Italy and Spain.

Rosenstein also reveals why and shows how Rome engaged in war so frequently, highlighting the secret of Rome's extraordinary military success and the significant impact on both Italy and Rome.

Key features:* Explains the political dynamics of the Republican aristocracy and the economic and demographic foundations of Roman power* Demonstrates how it integrated many thousands of citizens across the whole of central Italy into a single body politic* Analyses the operation of the Roman army on campaign and in combat

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