VII
CRISIS

KEY DATES IN CHAPTER VII
146 BCBoth Carthage and Corinth sacked by Roman armies
133–129 BCRome takes control of the kingdom of Pergamum, creating the province of Asia and making client kings out of the rulers of Bithynia, Pontus, Cappadocia
133 BCTribunate of Tiberius Gracchus marks the beginning of popularis politics in Rome
125–122 BCRoman armies campaign in the Rhône Valley
123 BCTribunate of Gaius Gracchus marks an acceleration of urban violence in Rome
120 BCMithridates VI succeeds to the throne of Pontus
112–104 BCWar in North Africa against Jugurtha of Numidia
110–101 BCWars against the Cimbri and Teutones in Gaul, Spain, and north Italy. Marius held an unprecedented six consulships in this period
103–100 BCTribunates of Saturninus. Pitched battles in Rome, as tension increased between Senate and people, Senate and equestrians, and Marius and the Senate
102 BCAntonius’ campaign against the pirates
91–87 BCThe Social War in Italy. Rome at war with her allies, defeats them, and then grants most Roman citizenship
89 BCMithridates invades Asia, orders the killing of around 100,000 Roman and Italian residents, and crosses to Greece where he is welcomed into Athens. All Roman territory east of the Adriatic was now in enemy hands

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • List of Maps xiv
  • Notes on Further Reading xv
  • I - The Whole Story xvi
  • II - Empires of the Mind 13
  • III - Rulers of Italy 30
  • IV - Imperial Ecology 48
  • V - Mediterranean Hegemony 62
  • VI - Slavery and Empire 82
  • VII - Crisis 96
  • VIII - At Heaven’s Command? 113
  • IX - The Generals 128
  • X - The Enjoyment of Empire 146
  • XI - Emperors 162
  • XII - Resourcing Empire 185
  • XIII - War 200
  • XIV - Imperial Identities 218
  • XV - Recovery and Collapse 232
  • XVI - A Christian Empire 254
  • XVII - Things Fall Apart 272
  • XVIII - The Roman Past and the Roman Future 288
  • Notes 301
  • Bibliography 327
  • Glossary of Technical Terms 357
  • Photographic Acknowledgements 361
  • Index 362
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