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The Roman Republic

A History for Students (First Edition)
Joseph McAlhany
©2022, 342 pages

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    The Roman Republic: A History for Students is an approachable and engaging textbook that equips students with the foundational information and research they need to better understand ancient Roman history and culture. Written to pique the interest of students with scant previous knowledge of Roman history, the concern of the book is less with what that history is than what that history means. Throughout the text, students are challenged to think critically, ask big questions, and explore grand concepts.

    Each of the book’s 12 chapters offers an exploration of key moments in Roman Republic history, beginning with the dramatic story of the last king’s overthrow and ending with the assassination of Julius Caesar. The basic terms and concepts needed to understand Roman politics and religion are provided in the first two chapters, and each subsequent chapter introduces students to a different aspect of Roman society and culture, such as food and dining, the military, money, the Latin language, and roads and aqueducts.

    The Roman Republic is part of the Cognella Antiquity Series, a collection of textbooks that explore the emergence and development of ancient civilizations. The books examine how ancient ideas, empires, social structures, art, literature, and religious beliefs emerged in response to the challenges faced by ancient people as their worlds expanded and changed.

    Joseph McAlhany holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Columbia University and a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College. He is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Connecticut.
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    The Cognella Active Learning content for The Roman Republic: A History for Students includes:

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    “This highly readable, engrossing, and crystal-clear account straddles, with great facility, cultural and historical issues most other Roman history textbooks struggle to integrate.”
    John Lobur, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Mississippi

    "This is a fitting work exploring the rise and fall of one of the world’s most incredible institutions, the Roman Republic. It is also a timely warning to the dangers posed by internal pressures and an inability of a political system to evolve to the changing times."
    Dennis Campbell, Associate Professor of History, San Francisco State University

    "This is a nuanced depiction of the political and military history of the Roman Republic with some delightful anecdotes about cults, rotting fish sauce, and goat-skin thongs."
    Dr. Kristi DiClemente, Assistant Professor of History, Mississippi University for Women