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Mortal Republic

How Rome Fell into Tyranny

By Edward J. Watts
Narrated by Matt Kugler / 10 hours 33 minutes

Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author.

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier military and political power, its governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs successfully fostered negotiation and compromise.

By the 130s BC, however, Rome's leaders increasingly used these same tools to cynically pursue individual gain and obstruct their opponents. As the center decayed and dysfunction grew, arguments between politicians gave way to political violence in the streets. The stage was set for destructive civil wars -- and ultimately the imperial reign of Augustus.

The death of Rome's Republic was not inevitable. In Mortal Republic, Watts shows it died because it was allowed to, from thousands of small wounds inflicted by Romans who assumed that it would last forever.

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Author
Narrator Matt Kugler
ISBN 9781549199721
Length 10 hours 33 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres History & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #6,249 Overall
Genre rank #475 in History