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Author Rosenstein, Nathan Stewart.

Title Rome at war : farms, families, and death in the Middle Republic / by Nathan Rosenstein
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 339 pages)
Series Studies in the history of Greece and Rome
Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Contents Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Agriculture in Italy from Hannibal to Tiberius Gracchus; 2. War and Agriculture: A Critique of the Conventional View; 3. War and the Life Cycles of Families: Three Models; 4. Mortality in War; 5. Military Mortality and Agrarian Crisis; Appendix 1. The Number of Roman Slaves in 168 B.C.; Appendix 2. The Accuracy of the Roman Calendar before 218 B.C.; Appendix 3. Tenancy; Appendix 4. The Minimum Age for Military Service; Appendix 5. The Proportion of Assidui in the Roman Population
Summary In this work, Nathan Rosenstein challenges the claim that during and after the Hannibalic War, the Roman Republic's need to conscript men for military service helped bring about the demise of Italy's small farms and that the misery of impoverished citizens then became fuel for the social and political conflagrations of the late republic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-319)
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Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Rome -- History.
Agriculture, Ancient -- Rome.
Farms, Small -- Rome -- History.
War and society -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003008542
ISBN 0807828394 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807864102 (electronic bk.)
9780807828397 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807864104 (electronic bk.)