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The Roman Empire I: The Republic

Henrik Mouritsen

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780195188318
Published online January 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195188318.013.0015

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 The Roman Empire I: The Republic

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This chapter examines the history of the Roman Empire as a republic, explaining the formation of the Roman republic, its durability and relative stability, and the military expansionism that allowed it to expand its territory. It also identifies the social, political, and military factors that led to the weakening of the republican system of government and its eventual replacement with the monarchy system.

Keywords: Roman Empire; Roman republic; military expansionism; republican system; monarchy system

Article.  13735 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History ; Greek and Roman Law ; Classical History

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