This textbook forms a survey of the whole of Roman history down to the fall of the Republic, which, while concise and economically written, is detailed enough to serve as a foundation for serious study. The book provides a straightforward and up-to-date narrative of events, covering the two central themes of internal politics (the evolution of the Republic's institutions, political conflict and the Republic's collapse) and warfare and imperial expansion, whilst considering the interrelationship of these two themes throughout. The book also looks at other developments in society, economy and culture.
Part I: The Rise of the Republic and the Conquest of Italy; Rome Under the Kings; The early republic and its neighbours; Patricians vs. Publians; The conquest of Italy; Roman politics and society. Part II The Advance to Mediterranean Dominance: Sicily and Sardinia - First Steps in overseas conquest; Between the wars - Rome and Carthage; The Second Punic War; Sucess on all fronts - Roman warfare; Mid-century struggles; Political life in the Middle Republic; Culture and Society in the Middle Republic; Soldiers and peasants, citizens and allies. Part III Crisis and Collapse: Tiberius Gracchus; Gaius Gracchus; The rise of Marius; The Social War; The Civil War and Sulla's Settlement; The rise of Pompey; The rise of Caesar; The last years of the Republic; Caesar's victory; The Roman empire in the last century of the republic; Politics, society and culture in late republican Rome; The fall of the Roman Republic.