“Terrific . . . precisely the kind of assortment now we have lengthy wanted: one supplying 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 girls from the traditional global. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of lengthy extracts permits scholars to sink their tooth 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 determine how the documentary facts supplementations or undermines the perspectives complex within the literary texts. it is a ebook that are meant to be of serious use to somebody educating a survey of the background of historic Rome or a Roman Civilization direction. i glance ahead to educating with this publication that's, i believe, the simplest resource booklet i've got visible for a way we educate those days.” --David Potter, collage of Michigan
“Eager to be immersed within the richness, range, and uncooked strength of the way historical Romans lived and suggestion? This such a lot readable anthology is a revealing, seductive page-turner, not easy to place down as soon as opened.” --Richard J. Talbert, The collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“An striking and well-chosen collection of key resources for the examine of historical Rome, rendered into vigorous and interesting English. jointly they provide a landscape of republican and imperial existence and letters. hugely recommended.” --Nathan Rosenstein, The Ohio kingdom collage
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Some were put on proscription lists, were exiled, or lost their property. Others were tortured horrifically. 3 But his cure was worse than the disease. He made himself monarch for quite a long time, reinstating the office of “dictator,” which was originally a six-month position employed by the early Romans in times of great crisis, but one that had long fallen out of use. Technically, Sulla was “elected,” but in reality he used violence to force his way into becoming dictator for life. Yet, when he became sated with his absolute power, he had the courage to lay it down willingly—the first man, as far as I know, to have done so.
120] When Crassus heard about the vote back in Rome, he pressed the issue from every possible angle and tried to engage with Spartacus’ troops so that the glory of 23. M. Licinius Crassus (consul in 70 and 55 BC) received proconsular imperium to suppress the slave revolt in 72 BC. 24. This was a recognized punishment in the Roman army. See Polybius, Histories chapter 38 in this volume. APPIAN 13 defeating him in war would not fall to Pompeius. Spartacus, for his part, thinking it best to act before Pompeius arrived, invited Crassus to negotiate terms of a treaty.
Then he asked the clerk to read out the law.  But there was another tribune, Marcus Octavius, who had been prompted by the landowners to oppose Tiberius’ measures. He ordered the clerk to stop speaking (according to Roman law, the tribune who interceded to block a measure always trumped the one proposing it). Gracchus, after roundly criticizing Octavius, postponed the assembly until the following day. The next day Gracchus surrounded himself with an armed guard big enough to compel Octavius if he should object again, and then ordered the clerk, under threat of violence, to read out the law to the people.
Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources