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  1. Getting Started 18 items
    The late Republic has attracted a vast quantity of scholarship over a period of centuries, so you should not feel confined to the works listed here! Note also that, for a third year course in particular, you should aim to extend your reading beyond general books and get to grips with more detailed articles/chapters on specific subjects as you research various topics.
    1. The end of the Roman Republic, 146 to 44 BC: conquest and crisis - C. E. W. Steel c2013

      Book Recommended for Purchase Key text for the module

    2. Politics in the Roman Republic - Henrik Mouritsen 2017

      Book Recommended for Purchase Key text for the module. A very good, concise overview of the subject.

    3. The Cambridge ancient history: Vol. 9: Last age of the Roman Republic, 146-43 B.C - J. A. Crook, A. W. Lintott, Elizabeth Rawson 2008

      Book Essential Still the most thorough overview outlining the events of this period.

    4. Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic - Tom Stevenson 2014

      Book Essential A brilliantly concise overview not only of Julius Caesar, but also the broader context of the period *and* the various branches of modern scholarship on the late Republic.

    5. Ancient Rome: social and historical documents from the early Republic to the death of Augustus - Matt Dillon, Lynda Garland 2015

      Book Essential The best sourcebook on the Roman Republic.

    6. A companion to the Roman Republic - Nathan S Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx 2008

      Book Essential

    7. Political Speeches - D.H. Berry, Cicero 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    8. Rome in the late Republic: problems and interpretations - Mary Beard, Michael H. Crawford 2000

      Book Essential

    9. Roman lives: a selection of eight Roman lives - Philip A. Stadter, Robin Waterfield, Plutarch 1999

      Book Recommended for Purchase

    10. Roman political life: 90 B.C.-A.D.69 - T. P. Wiseman 1985

      Book Background

    11. Catiline's conspiracy: The Jugurthine War ; Histories - William Wendell Batstone, Sallust 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    12. Roman Italy, 338 BC-AD 200: a sourcebook - Kathryn Lomas 1996

      Book Background

    13. The Roman Revolution - Ronald Syme 1963 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    14. The Roman Republic - Michael H. Crawford 1992

      Book Background

    15. Romans and their World: A Short Introduction - Brian Campbell 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    16. From the Gracchi to Sulla: sources for Roman history 133-80 BC - David Stockton, London Association of Classical Teachers 1981

      Book Essential

  2. The Res Publica 21 items
    1. Roman Republics - Flower, H 2011

      Book Essential

    2. Reconstructing the Roman republic: an ancient political culture and modern research - Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp, Henry Heitmann-Gordon 2010

      Book Background

    3. The constitution of the Roman Republic - Andrew Lintott 1999

      Book Background

    4. The Roman Republic in political thought - Fergus Millar 2002

      Book Background

    5. The Cambridge companion to the Roman historians - Andrew Feldherr 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    6. Politics in the ancient world - M. I. Finley 1983

      Book Background

    7. Crisis and Constitutionalism - Benjamin Straumann 2016

      Book Essential

    8. Roman crossings: theory and practice in the Roman Republic - Kathryn Welch, T. W. Hillard 2005

      Book Essential

    9. Roman political thought - Jed W. Atkins 2018

      Book Essential

    10. Beyond Populares and Optimates: political language in the late Republic - M. A. Robb 2010

      Book Essential

  3. Polybius 9 items
    1. The rise of the Roman Empire - F. W. Walbank, Ian Scott-Kilvert, Polybius 1979

      Book Essential

    2. Imperialism, cultural politics, and Polybius - Peter Derow, Christopher John Smith, Liv Mariah Yarrow 2012

      Book Background

    3. The constitution of the Roman Republic - Andrew Lintott 1999

      Book Essential See chapter 3

    4. Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World - Frank W. Walbank December 14, 2006 (Paperback)

      Book Essential

    5. Roman Democracy? - W. Jeffrey Tatum

      Chapter Essential

    6. Polybius - James Davidson

      Chapter Essential

    7. How to rule the world: Polybius Book 6 reconsidered - A. Erskine

      Chapter Background

  4. The Social War 6 items
    1. The Social War - Edward Bispham

      Chapter Essential

    2. Italian unification: a study in ancient and modern historiography - Henrik Mouritsen, University of London. Institute of Classical Studies 1998

      Book Essential

  5. The Senate 11 items
    1. Death and renewal - Keith Hopkins 1983

      Book Essential

    2. New men in the Roman senate, 139 B.C.-A.D.14 - T. P. Wiseman 1971

      Book Background

    3. The last generation of the Roman Republic - Erich S Gruen 1995

      Book Background

    4. Imperialism in the Roman Republic - Erich S Gruen 1970

      Book Background

    5. Ancestor masks and aristocratic power in Roman culture - Harriet I. Flower 1996

      Book Essential

    6. The Roman nobility - Matthias Gelzer, Robin Seager 1969

      Book Background

    7. Brutus: the noble conspirator - Kathryn Tempest 2017

      Book Essential

  6. Cicero and his enemies 16 items
    1. Letters to Quintus and Brutus, Letter fragments, Letter to Octavian, Invectives, Handbook of electioneering - Marcus Tullius Cicero, D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Marcus Tullius Cicero 2002

      Book Essential This Loeb volume contains Quintus Cicero's Handbook on Electioneering, which will be the focus of seminar 2.

    2. Cicero and the end of the Roman Republic - Thomas E. J. Wiedemann 1994

      Book Background

    3. Catiline - Barbara Levick 2015

      Book Essential

    4. Cicero on the attack: invective and subversion in the orations and beyond - Joan Booth 2007

      Book Essential

    5. The patrician tribune: Publius Clodius Pulcher - W. Jeffrey Tatum 1999

      Book Background

    6. Defence speeches - Marcus Tullius Cicero, D. H. Berry 2000

      Book Essential

    7. Speech on behalf of Publius Sestius - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Publius Sestius, Robert A Kaster 2006

      Book Essential

    8. Asconius: Commentaries on Speeches of Cicero - R. G. Lewis, Asconius 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    9. Cicero and Milo - A. W. Lintott 11/1974

      Article Background

    10. The letters of January to April 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Malcolm M. Willcock 1995

      Book Essential

  7. Marius and Sulla 16 items
    1. RETHINKING SULLA: THE CASE OF THE ROMAN SENATE - Catherine Steel 12/2014

      Article Essential A very important and recent reassessment of Sulla and his aims as dictator.

    2. Sulla, the Elites and the Empire: A Study of Roman Policies in Italy and the Greek East - Federico Santangelo 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    3. Sulla, the last Republican - Arthur Keaveney 1982

      Book Background

    4. Marius - Federico Santangelo 2016

      Book Essential

    5. Ancient Rome: a military and political history - Christopher S. Mackay 2007

      Book Essential

    6. Sertorius and the Struggle for Spain - Philip Matyszak 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    7. The age of Cinna: crucible of late Republican Rome - Michael Lovano 2002

      Book Essential

    8. Waiting for Sulla - E. Badian 11/1962

      Article Background

    9. The age of Cinna: crucible of late Republican Rome - Michael Lovano 2002

      Book Essential

    10. Pompey the Great - Pat Southern 2002

      Book Background

    11. Pompey: a political biography - Robin Seager 1979

      Book Essential

    12. Lepidus: The Tarnished Triumvir - Richard D. Weigel 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

  8. Julius Caesar 9 items
    1. Cambridge Companion to the Writings of Julius Caesar 2018

      Book Essential This book is available online, but needs to be accessed via the library directly.

    2. A companion to Julius Caesar - Miriam T. Griffin 2009

      Book Background

    3. Julius Caesar as artful reporter: the war commentaries as political instruments - Kathryn Welch, Anton Powell 1998

      Book Background

    4. Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar: perspectives on his autocracy, 11: Caesar against liberty? - Francis Cairns, Elaine Fantham, Langford Latin Seminar 2003

      Book Background

    5. Plebs and princeps - Zvi Yavetz 1969

      Book Background

    6. Julius Caesar's Bellum Civile and the composition of a new reality - Ayelet Peer 2015

      Book Essential

    7. Caesar - The Civil War - Historical Background - Jane Gardner

      Chapter Essential Excellent summary of the final years of the Republic

  9. The Roman People 19 items
    1. Mass Oratory and Political Power in the Late Roman Republic - Robert Morstein-Marx 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    2. Social conflicts in the Roman Republic - P. A. Brunt 1971

      Book Background

    3. The crowd in Rome in the late Republic - Fergus Millar 1998

      Book Background

    4. Violence in Republican Rome - Andrew Lintott 1968

      Book Background

    5. Roman freedmen during the late Republic - Susan Treggiari 2000

      Book Background

    6. Plebs and politics in the late Roman Republic - Henrik Mouritsen 2001

      Book Background

    7. Policing Rome - Wilfried Nippel 11/1984

      Article Background

    8. Roman Tragedy : Theatre to Theatricality - Mario Erasmo 20040701 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    9. The Roman Mob - P. A. Brunt 1966

      Article Essential

  10. The Cambridge companion to the Roman Republic 2014 (electronic resource)

    Book Background

  11. Rome and the Mediterranean 290 to 146 BC: the imperial republic - Nathan S Rosenstein 2012

    Book Background

  12. The Fall of the Roman Republic - David Shotter 2005 (electronic resource)

    Book Background

  13. From the Gracchi to Nero: a history of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68 - H. H. Scullard 1982

    Book Background

  14. The breakdown of the Roman republic: from oligarchy to empire - Christopher S. Mackay 2012

    Book Essential

  15. The making of the Roman army: from republic to empire - L. J. F. Keppie 1998

    Book Background

  16. Italian manpower, 225 B.C.-A.D. 14 - P. A. Brunt 1971

    Book Background

  17. Studies in ancient society - M. I. Finley 1974

    Book Background

  18. The fall of the Roman Republic, and related essays - P. A. Brunt 1988

    Book Essential

  19. Roman civilization: selected readings, Vol.1: The Republic and the Augustan Age - Naphtali Lewis, Meyer Reinhold 1990

    Book Background

  20. Roman questions II: selected papers - Jerzy Linderski 2007

    Book Essential

  21. Law and crime in the Roman world - Jill Harries 2007

    Book Background

  22. Appian's Roman History: Empire and Civil War - Kathryn Welch, Andrew Bonnell, Kai Brodersen, Eleanor Cowan 2015

    Book Background

  23. Controlling Laughter: Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic (Princeton Legacy Library) - Anthony Corbeill 8 Mar. 2015

    Book Essential Some interesting details on humour in Roman political competition.

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