Sallust

With this classic book, Sir Ronald Syme became the first historian of the twentieth century to place Sallust—whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian—in his social, political, and literary context. Scholars had considered Sallust to be a mere political hack or pamphleteer, but Syme's text makes important connections between the politics of the Republic and the literary achievement of the author to show Sallust as a historian...

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Captain Cook

Sir Ronald Syme, OM, FBA (11 March 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a New Zealand-born historian and classicist. Long associated with Oxford University, he is widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest historian of ancient Rome. His great work was The Roman Revolution (1939), a masterly and controversial analysis of Roman political life in the period following the assassination of Julius Caesar.

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Osceola, Seminole Leader

A biography of the Seminole leader who spent his life fighting the white men's attempts to deport his people from Florida.

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La rivoluzione romana

La rivoluzione romana affronta uno dei nodi cruciali della storia di Roma: la caduta della repubblica e il declino della libertà politica sino alla vittoria definitiva di Augusto e alla fondazione del regime. Opponendosi alla visione tradizionale, incentrata sulle vicende dei grandi protagonisti, Syme propone una lettura allargata del processo politico, mettendo l'accento anche sui personaggi «minori» usciti dalla catastrofe...

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