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assistance provided the legions with the breathing space they needed . Yet the
Romans were increasingly racked by fears that the spread of the rising would
threaten their communications with Cisalpine Gaul , which provided a vital
But there was not so much need or occasion for cruelty in his later career as there
had been earlier on ; and when , even towards the end of his days , barsh
measures were needed ( for example in the suppression of alleged conspiracies
) , he ...
These massive dimensions made it all the more necessary that the taxes needed
to pay the soldiers should be duly gathered in . Throughout the previous half
century , these exactions had caused the peoples of the empire immeasurable ...
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It reads like a textbook, which makes sense: it was a textbook in a college course. Nevertheless, if you have any interest in Roman History, there isn't much here you don't already know. Leggi recensione completa
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The best concise history of Ancient Rome available. A classic. Leggi recensione completa