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  • Augustus


    E. S. Shuckburgh
    Augustus was perhaps the most successful ruler in history. He found his world on the verge of collapse. He evoked order out of chaos, established what was practically a new form of government without too violent breach with the past, breathed fresh meaning into old names and institutions, and could […]
  • Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar

    Adrian Goldsworthy
    Julius Caesar was one of the ablest generals of any era, who left accounts of his own campaigns that have rarely been surpassed in literary quality.  At the same time, he was a politician and statesman who eventually took supreme power in the Roman Republic and made himself a monarch […]
  • Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republics

    Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republics

    Edward Wortley Montagu
       The ubiquitous influence of ancient republics on the formation of the United States government cannot be questioned. Foundational documents such as the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution are replete with references and allusions to states of antiquity.  However, the interpretation and application of this information was not gleaned from […]
  • Empires of Trust by Thomas Madden - SIGNED

    Empires of Trust

    Thomas Madden - SIGNED
    Many have compared the modern United States with the end of the Roman Empire, at least the western portion, as an attempt to project America’s fall. As Professor Madden points out, “Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with the history of the late Roman Empire knows that it bears almost […]

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