From the Gracchi to Nero is an outstanding history of the Roman world from 133 BC to 68 AD. Fifty years since publication it is widely hailed as the classic survey of the period, going through many revised and updated editions until H.H. Scullard’s death. It explores the decline and fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Pax Romana under the early Principate. In superbly clear style, Scullard brings vividly to life the Gracchi’s attempts at reform, the rise and fall of Marius and Sulla, Pompey and Caesar, society and culture in the late Roman Republic, the Augustan Principate, Tiberius and Gaius, Claudius and Nero, and economic and social life in the early Empire.

chapter I|18 pages

Rome at the Cross-Roads

chapter II|17 pages

The Gracchi 1

chapter III|16 pages

The Rise and Fall of Marius 1

chapter IV|21 pages

The Rise and Fall of Sulla 1

chapter V|17 pages

The Rise of Pompey 1

chapter VI|17 pages

Pompey and Caesar 1

chapter VII|24 pages

The Domination of Caesar 1

chapter VIII|15 pages

The Second Triumvirate 1

chapter XI|29 pages

The Augustan Principate 1

chapter XII|21 pages

Frontiers and Provinces

chapter XIII|17 pages

Tiberius and Gaius

chapter XIV|29 pages

Claudius And Nero

chapter XV|20 pages

Economic and Social Life in the Early Empire