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The first five volumes of Mommsen's eight volume history of the Roman Republic. These volumes cover from the founding of Rome up to the disintegration of the First Triumvirate (Caesar, Pompey, Crassus). The author cites dates in the Roman style, AUC, from the founding of the city in 753 BC. A table at the end shows modern-day equivalents. According to Wikipedia, Mommsen is "generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century[." This work complements Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire".

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