Perils of Empire

Perils of Empire

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q In Perils of Empire: The Roman Republic and the American Republic, the author traces how the Roman Republic gained an empire and lost its freedoms, and he ponders the expansionist foreign policy that has characterized the American Republic since Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill. This well-researched study of both long-term trends and current events highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands of ruling an empire and protecting democratic political institutions and political freedoms.q--Publisher's website.The growing shortage of service-eligible, property-owning citizens in the 2nd century was highlighted by the fall in the minimum property stan- dard. ... As small farmers were killed or displaced during the 2nd century, the mini- mum qualification, in an age of steady ... caused Laelius to withdraw his proposal without a vote occurring.4 Q. Servilius Caepio, brother of Q. Fabius Maximus ... leaving Rome to join the army in Further Spain, but he was physically intimidated by Caepioa#39;s lictors.

Title:Perils of Empire
Author: Monte Pearson
Publisher:Algora Publishing - 2008

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