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READER ☆ DOC Swords Against the Senate ´ The Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the Republic FREE ê After Rome defeated its age old enemy Carthage it was the undisputed ruler of a vast empireYet at the heart of the Roman Republic was a peculiar flaw an uneradicabD transform turmoil into imperial triumph Julius Caesar In this fast paced fact filled work personal intrigue treachery and occasional moral virtue vie for the reins of power The Roman army once invincible against foreign antagonists becomes a tool for the powerful and government its foe Erik Hildinger has written a fascinating insightful work of histor I thought this was an excellent book especially as an addition to any course on Ancient Rome The book was well written and informative on a subject that has the tendency to get extremely tedious and fact heavy Hildinger was able to pin point some of the very real issues that brought down the Roman Republic in a digestible yet intelligent way I very much wish I had had of this type of reading to supplement other periods of Ancient Rome

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After Rome defeated its age old enemy Carthage it was the undisputed ruler of a vast empireYet at the heart of the Roman Republic was a peculiar flaw an uneradicable tension between the aristocracy and the plebians and each regarded themselves as the foundation of Rome's military powerSwords Against the Senate relates how the republic began to come apar Covers the decay of the Republic under various ambitious men like the Gracchi Brothers and covers the Jugertine war and Marius's changes to the army professionalizing it and making it a dangerous and ultimately deadly force to the Republic Covers the beginnings of the civil war and Sulla's reign of terror over the Senate The beginning of the end for the Republic

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Swords Against the Senate The Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the RepublicT amid military and political turmoil the smoldering anger of the common people a petty war against a treacherous North African prince an invasion by Germans and an Italian political uprising In the crisis Gaius Marius the people's general rises to despotic power but is eventually replaced by the brutal dictator Sulla who in turn spawns the man who woul Hildinger does a good job laying out the political social and military situation in Rome from the rise and fall of the Gracchi to the Dictatorship of Sulla His main source for the account is Plutarch so it gives the average reader interested in Roman history the ability to read this history without reading Plutarch The only problem I had with the book was the way it ended Hildinger brings us to Sulla's rise to dictator of Rome and then just stops there He only briefly mentions the retirement of Sulla in a one page epilouge No real discussion of the ramifications of the actions of Sulla and the impact it had on the last years and eventual fall of the Republic He didn't even mention how Caesar was spared in the massive killings of his pro Marian rivals