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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: Indianapolis ; Cambridge : Hackett Pub., 1999.
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Named Person: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; David Lowenthal
ISBN: 0872204960 9780872204966 0872204979 9780872204973
OCLC Number: 41185135
Description: 243 p. ; 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.
Other Titles: Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence.
Responsibility: Montesquieu ; translated, with introduction and notes, by David Lowenthal.

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