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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.
Considerations on the causes of the greatness of the Romans and their decline.
New York, Free Press 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; David Lowenthal
|Description:||x, 243 pages 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Beginnings of Rome; its wars --
The art of war among the Romans --
How the Romans were able to expand --
The Gauls; Pyrrhus; comparison of Carthage and Rome; Hannibal's war --
The condition of Greece, Macedonia, Syria, and Egypt after the reduction of the Carthaginians --
The conduct the Romans pursued to subjugate all peoples --
How Mithridates was able to resist them --
The dissensions that always existed in the city --
Two causes of Rome's ruin --
The corruption of the Romans --
Sulla; Pompey and Caesar --
The condition of Rome after Caesar's death --
The emperors from Caius Caligula to Antoninus --
The condition of the empire, from Antoninus to Probus --
Change in the state --
New maxims adopted by the Romans --
Attila's greatness; cause of the settlement of the Barbarians; reasons why the Western empire was the first to fall --
Justinian's conquest; his government --
Disorders of the Eastern empire --
Weakness of the Eastern empire --
Reason for the duration of the Eastern empire; its destruction.
|Series Title:||Agora editions.|
|Other Titles:||Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains.|
|Responsibility:||Translated with notes and an introd., by David Lowenthal.|