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Fund Drive Special – Ancient Rome: From Republic to Empire Series (Part 2)

Today, we hear part two of Ancient Rome: From Republic to Empire series. In this episode, we continue our conversation with Edward J. Watts diving into what tore the ancient Roman Republic apart.  We talk about what happened in the more than one hundred years in which the Roman republic descended into chaos caused by factional fighting that at first was very political but then turned violent.

Guest: Edward J. Watts holds the Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and is a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego. The author and editor of several prize-winning books, including The Final Pagan Generation.  His latest is Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny.

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  • MP3 CD Rome: From Republic to Empire. 3 One Hour Shows with Edward Watts and Barry Strauss  $75
  • MP3 CD The Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire  $120
  • USB Drive The Ancient History Pack (Over 30 interviews)   $180
  • BookMortal RepublicHow Rome Fell into Tyranny by Edward J. Watts  $150

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Herbie HancockFat Mama (Remastered Album Version)Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. RecordingsRhino/Warner Bros.
Richard WagnerTannhäuser-Vorspiel/Prelude: Vorspiel/PreludeTannhäuserDocuments
Sir Georg SoltiSiegfried / Dritter Aufzug : "Heil dir, Sonne!" (Brünnhildes Erwachen)Solti - Wagner - The OperasUniversal Music Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Decca)

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