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Will Durant - The Story of Civilization 03 - Caesar and Christ


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Book Description
3rd in the Civilization series - The Roman age, from infancy to empire, with an account of the advent of Jesus of Nazareth.

III. Caesar and Christ (1944)

1. Introduction: Origins
Etruscan Prelude: 800-508 BC
2. The Republic: 508-30 BC
The Struggle for Democracy: 508-264 BC
Hannibal Against Rome: 264 BC-202 BC
Stoic Rome: 508-202 BC
The Greek Conquest: 201 BC-146 BC
"The new generation, having inherited world mastery, had no time or inclination to defend it; that readiness for war which had characterized the Roman landowner disappeared now that ownership was concentrated in a few families and a proletariat without stake in the country filled the slums of Rome." (p.90)
3. The Revolution: 145-30 BC
The Agrarian Revolt: 145-78 BC
The Oligarchic Reaction: 77]]-60 BC
Literature Under the Revolution: 145-30 BC
Caesar: 100-44 BC
Antony: 44-30 BC
"Children were now luxuries which only the poor could afford." (p.134)
4. The Principate: 30 BC-AD 192
Augustan Statesmanship: 30 BC-AD 14
The Golden Age: 30 BC-AD 18
The Other Side of Monarchy: AD 14-96
The Silver Age: AD 14-96
Rome at Work: AD 14-96
Rome and Its Art: 30 BC-AD 96
Epicurean Rome: 30 BC-AD 96
Roman Law: 146 BC-AD 192
The Philosopher Kings: AD 96-180
Life and Thought in the Second Century: AD 96-192
"If Rome had not engulfed so many men of alien blood in so brief a time, if she had passed all these newcomers through her schools instead of her slums, if she had treated them as men with a hundred potential excellences, if she had occasionally closed her gates to let assimilation catch up with infiltration, she might have gained new racial and literary vitality from the infusion, and might have remained a Roman Rome, the voice and citadel of the West." (p.366)
5. The Empire: AD 146-AD 192
Civilizing the West
Roman Greece
The Hellenistic Revival
Rome and Judea: 132 BC-AD 135
6. The Youth of Christianity: 4 BC-AD 325
Jesus: 4 BC-AD 30
The Apostles: AD 30-95
The Growth of the Church: AD 96-305
The Collapse of the Empire: AD 193-305
The Triumph of Christianity: AD 306-325
"Rome was not destroyed by Christianity, any more than by barbarian invasion; it was an empty shell when Christianity rose to influence and invasion came." (p.667-668)

About the author
William James Durant (November 5, 1885 November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. He is best known for his authorship and co-authorship with his wife Ariel Durant of The Story of Civilization.
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