By Brian Breed,Cynthia Damon,Andreola Rossi

Civil wars, greater than different wars, sear themselves into the reminiscence of societies who suffer them. this is often relatively precise at Rome, the place in a interval of one hundred fifty years the Romans fought 4 epochal wars opposed to themselves. the current quantity brings jointly fascinating new views at the topic by way of a world workforce of exotic members. the root of the research is huge, encompassing literary texts, documentary texts, and fabric tradition, spanning the Greek and Roman worlds. consciousness is dedicated not just to Rome's 4 significant conflicts from the interval among the 80s BC and advert sixty nine, however the body extends to have interaction conflicts either past and masses later, in addition to post-classical buildings of the subject of civil battle at Rome. Divided into 4 sections, the 1st ("Beginnings, Endings") addresses the fundamental questions of whilst civil conflict started in Rome and whilst it ended. "Cycles" is anxious with civil struggle as a recurrent phenomenon eternally. "Aftermath" makes a speciality of makes an attempt to place civil struggle long ago, or, conversely, to say the legacy of previous civil wars, for larger or worse. ultimately, the part "Afterlife" offers perspectives of Rome's civil wars from extra far away views, from these present in Augustan lyric and elegy to these in a lot later post-classical literary responses. As a complete, the gathering sheds new gentle at the ways that the Roman civil wars have been perceived, skilled, and represented throughout a number of media and old periods.

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