Ancient History & Civilisation

The History of Rome, Volumes 1-5

The History of Rome, Volumes 1-5

This scholarly tome is written by one of the leading Classicists of the 19th Century. Theodor Mommsen, a Nobel Prize winner in literature, not only expounded Roman history up to the end of the Roman republic and the rule of Julius Caesar, but also closely compared the political thought and terminology of the ancient Republic, especially during its last century, with the situation of his own time.

BOOK I: The Period Anterior to the Abolition of the Monarchy

Chapter I. Introduction

Chapter II. The Earliest Migrations into Italy

Chapter III. The Settlements of the Latins

Chapter IV. The Beginnings of Rome

Chapter V. The Original Constitution of Rome

Chapter VI. The Non-Burgesses and the Reformed Constitution

Chapter VII. The Hegemony of Rome in Latium

Chapter VIII. The Umbro-Sabellian Stocks—Beginnings of the Samnites

Chapter IX. The Etruscans

Chapter X. The Hellenes in Italy—Maritime Supremacy of the Tuscans and Carthaginians

Chapter XI. Law and Justice

Chapter XII. Religion

Chapter XIII. Agriculture, Trade, and Commerce

Chapter XIV. Measuring and Writing

Chapter XV. Art

BOOK II: From the Abolition of the Monarchy in Rome to the Union of Italy

Chapter I. Change of the Constitution—Limitation of the Power of the Magistrate

Chapter II. The Tribunate of the Plebs and the Decemvirate

Chapter III. The Equalization of the Orders, and the New Aristocracy

Chapter IV. Fall of the Etruscan Power—the Celts

Chapter V. Subjugation of the Latins and Campanians by Rome

Chapter VI. Struggle of the Italians against Rome

Chapter VII. Struggle Between Pyrrhus and Rome, and Union of Italy

Chapter VIII. Law—Religion—Military System—Economic Condition—Nationality

Chapter IX. Art and Science

BOOK III: From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States

Chapter I. Carthage

Chapter II. The War between Rome and Carthage Concerning Sicily

Chapter III. The Extension of Italy to Its Natural Boundaries

Chapter IV. Hamilcar and Hannibal

Chapter V. The War under Hannibal to the Battle of Cannae

Chapter VI. The War under Hannibal from Cannae to Zama

Chapter VII. The West from the Peace of Hannibal to the Close of the Third Period

Chapter VIII. The Eastern States and the Second Macedonian War

Chapter IX. The War with Antiochus of Asia

Chapter X. The Third Macedonian War

Chapter XI. The Government and the Governed

Chapter XII. The Management of Land and of Capital

Chapter XIII. Faith and Manners

Chapter XIV. Literature and Art

BOOK IV: The Revolution

Chapter I. The Subject Countries Down to the Times of the Gracchi

Chapter II. The Reform Movement and Tiberius Gracchus

Chapter III. The Revolution and Gaius Gracchus

Chapter IV. The Rule of the Restoration

Chapter V. The Peoples of the North

Chapter VI. The Attempt of Marius at Revolution and the Attempt of Drusus at Reform

Chapter VII. The Revolt of the Italian Subjects, and the Sulpician Revolution

Chapter VIII. The East and King Mithradates

Chapter IX. Cinna and Sulla

Chapter X. The Sullan Constitution

Chapter XI. The Commonwealth and Its Economy

Chapter XII. Nationality, Religion, and Education

Chapter XIII. Literature and Art


BOOK V: The Establishment of the Military Monarchy

Chapter I. Marcus Lepidus and Quintus Sertorius

Chapter II. Rule of the Sullan Restoration

Chapter III. The Fall of the Oligarchy and the Rule of Pompeius

Chapter IV. Pompeius and the East

Chapter V. The Struggle of Parties during the Absence of Pompeius

Chapter VI. Retirement of Pompeius and Coalition of the Pretenders

Chapter VII. The Subjugation of the West

Chapter VIII. The Joint Rule of Pompeius and Caesar

Chapter IX. Death of Crassus—Rupture between the Joint Rulers

Chapter X. Brundisium, Ilerda, Pharsalus, and Thapsus

Chapter XI. The Old Republic and the New Monarchy

Chapter XII. Religion, Culture, Literature, and Art

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