The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars


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Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445091
  • 480 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The only suriving continuous narrative source for the events between 133 and 70 BC

Appian’s writings vividly describe Catiline’s conspiracy, the rise and fall of the First Triumvirate, and Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon, defeat of Pompey and untimely death. The climax comes with the brith of the Second Triumvirate out of anarchy, the terrible purges of Proscriptions which followed and the titanic struggle for world mastery which was only to end with Augustus’s defeat of Antony and Cleopatra.

If Appian’s Roman History as a whole reveals how an empire was born of the struggle against a series of external enemis, these five books concentrate on an even greater ordeal. Despite the rhetorical flourishes, John Carter suggests in his Introductions, the impressive ‘overall conception of the decline of the Roman state into violence, with its sombre highlights and the leitmotif of fate, is neither trivial nor inaccurate.’

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

The Civil Wars – Appian Translated with an Introduction by John Carter

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Bibliographical Note
Notes on the Translation
Table of Dates

THE CIVIL WARS
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Notes
Appendix
Maps:
A. Northern and Central Italy
B. Southern Italy and Sicily
C. Greece and the Aegean Basin
D. Provinces and Kingdoms of the East
Index

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