Introduction; Chapter 1: What it Was To Be Roman; Chapter 2: A Blueprint for Civil War? Sulla and the 80s BCE; Chapter 3: The Up and Coming Generation Rome in the 70s BCE; Chapter 4: Hopes for the Future: Rome in the 60s BCE; Chapter 5: Rome in Crisis? The Catilinarian Conspiracy in 63 BCE; Chapter 6: A 'First' Triumvirate? Rome in the late 50s BCE; Chapter 7: Violence in Republican Rome: The Truth of the Early 50s BCE; Chapter 8: Civil War: Caesar versus Cato; Chapter 9: Caesar's Death and the Fall of the Republic.
Dr Pamela Marin lectures in the School of Classics at University College, Dublin.
"Blood in the Forum is a worthy addition to the world history
-James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, 2009
"Includes interesting vignettes about what being a Roman meant, aristocratic politics and competition, the role of violence in Roman politics, and so on...Summing Up: Recommended."
-J. de Luce, CHOICE, June 2010