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Gaio Mario si collega a una precedente pubblicazione dello stesso autore - "Sangue chiama sangue. Terrore e atrocit
Gaius Marius (157-86 BC) was consul seven times, he celebrated the triumph twice, he won as many foreign wars, he was acclaimed Savior of the Fatherland and Third Founder of Rome. He reformed the military lever and the army. Left politically compromised by the political adventurism of a seditious tribune, Lucius Apuleius Saturninus, to whom he had given support, he stood aside, pondering his redemption. His personal contrast with the consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla (139-78 BC) degenerated into a factional struggle and then into a civil war. Thus began the long and tormented transition from the Republic to the Empire.
"Gaius Marius. At the origins of the crisis in Rome" gives an account of the historical importance of the character, of the shadows and the lights of his disposition, of his actions in favor and against Rome. The volume was born from the considered need for this figure to become the object of narration and serious disclosure beyond the narrow circle of insiders. "Task, not easy, now assumed by Natale Barca - writes Lorenzo Braccesi, classicist, former university professor in Turin, Venice and Padua, author of prestigious works, in his introduction to the book - and he acquitted very well. Noteworthy, in a well-researched research on historical sources, his ability to put the accent not only on the great protagonist of the book, but also on the outline characters, on their family environments, on the particular accessories, in a word on antique dimension that makes narration more vivid and engaging. For the reader made even more lively and seductive by the suppression of technical words and the updating of toponyms, idronymes and geographical names of any kind. "" (The Author) - continues Braccesi - does not write novels, but offers us a historical reconstruction written by a pen not devoid of narrative style. And adds: "The writer is an insider who even in these pages is not exempt from saying something unsaid, and he does this to emphasize that even a scholar ex professo from this book can draw stimulus to research.
"Gaius Marius" links to a previous publication by the same author - Sangue chiama sangue. Terrore e atrocit
Natale Barca is an Italian independent researcher, author of a significant number of printed books and e-books in Italian and English. His field of investigation is Ancient History and Mediterranean Archeology, with particular reference to the Republican Rome. It is also a cultural organizer. His website is www.natalebarca.it
Introduzione di Lorenzo Braccesi
PARTE I. UN UOMO VOTATO ALLA GUERRA (dal Cap. 1 al Cap. 59)
PARTE II. LIRRESISTIBILE ASCESA (dal Cap. 60 al Cap. 87)
PARTE III. LECLISSE POLITICA (dal Cap. 88 al Cap. 89)
EPILOGO. LA PROFEZIA
APPENDICE 1. ROMA, I ROMANI, LO STATO ROMANO
APPENDICE 2. LA GIUSTIZIA ROMANA
ELENCO DELLE ABBREVIAZIONI
- Fonti primarie
NOTE AL TESTO
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