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Considerations on the causes of the greatness of the Romans and their decline.

Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; David Lowenthal
Publisher: New York, Free Press [1965]
Series: Agora editions.
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Genre/Form: History
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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 [1965]
(OCoLC)680444969
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; David Lowenthal
OCLC Number: 1345086
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 --
Augustus --
Tiberius --
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.

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