Ancient Rome - An Anthology of Sources by R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese

By R. Scott Smith, Christopher Francese

"Terrific . . . precisely the type of assortment we've got lengthy wanted: one delivering quite a lot of texts, either literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows scholars to listen to the voices of tangible ladies from the traditional global. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their the teeth into fabric in methods impossible with conventional resource books. The nameless texts, inscriptions, and different non-literary fabric topically prepared within the 'Documentary' part will allow scholars to work out how the documentary proof supplementations or undermines the perspectives complicated within the literary texts. this can be a booklet that are meant to be of significant use to an individual educating a survey of the heritage of historical Rome or a Roman Civilization path. i glance ahead to educating with this ebook that's, i feel, the easiest resource publication i've got noticeable for how we educate those days." --David Potter, collage of Michigan

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They recounted all the military campaigns that they had participated in, campaigns that had won for the Romans the land now under dispute, and they made it clear that they were incensed at the possibility of being deprived of access to this public land. At the same time they reproached those wealthy men who chose to employ slaves over men who were free, citizens, and soldiers, even though slaves were always an untrustworthy and hostile bunch and for that reason completely useless in war. While these two groups were voicing their complaints and criticizing each other, there arrived yet another crowd with similar fears—people from colonies or free municipalities, and those with a vested interest in what was to happen to the land.

They fought back, having divided themselves into four units, until all but 6,000 perished. 26 25. Appian is mistaken. It was not L. Licinius Lucullus (who successfully put an end to Mithridates’ offensive in 73–70 BC) but his younger brother M. Terentius Varro Lucullus (consul in 73 BC), who arrived in Brundisium in 71 BC. 26. This extreme form of punishment was reserved for slaves and other outlaws, so in this case it would have been thought quite appropriate. Doing it along the Appian Way ensured maximum visibility.

When he arrived on the scene, he took control of the two consular legions as well. 24 Some think it happened differently, that after Crassus engaged Spartacus with his whole army and lost, he randomly chose by lot a tenth from all eight legions and, unconcerned with the large number, put to death upwards of 4,000 soldiers. However it happened, Crassus made it clear that the soldiers should fear him more than defeat at the hands of the enemy, and he immediately overpowered 10,000 followers of Spartacus who were encamped nearby, killing nearly two-thirds of them.

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