Mortal Republic

By Edward J. Watts


“In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome’s senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dictator. Why did Rome–to this day one of the world’s longest-lived republics–exchange freedom for autocracy? .


Published date: January 1, 2018
Type: Books
Genre: History, Nonfiction

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