By Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx
This better half offers an authoritative and up to date evaluate of Roman Republican heritage because it is at the moment practiced.
Highlights fresh advancements, together with archaeological discoveries, clean techniques to textual assets, and the hole up of recent components of ancient study.
Retains the drama of the Republic’s upward thrust and fall.
Emphasizes not only the facts of texts and actual continues to be, but additionally the types and assumptions that students convey to those artefacts.
Looks on the position performed by way of the actual geography and atmosphere of Italy.
Offers a compact yet exact narrative of army and political advancements from the beginning of the Roman Republic via to the loss of life of Julius Caesar.
Discusses present controversies within the box.
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85 Many activities of the political class in Rome can be understood as acts of euergetism (see above) and of public self-representation. They naturally promoted an individual’s prestige and helped him in the elections, and an extraordinary monetary outlay was also more or less standard in campaigns; yet such investments were made not only in pursuit of an thoroughly pragmatic end, as, for example, the election to a particular office, but they were also part of the ethos of Roman politicians. 86 Millar dismissed the overt, thoroughly conscious and fully intended inequality of votes in the Centuriate assembly (cf.
While the seven parts of the book group obviously related themes or types of study, readers should not allow this structure to obscure the many connections that exist between chapters that appear in different sections. We have attempted to mark the more direct interconnections by cross-referencing, but it may also be helpful to highlight in advance a few such points of contact that may not be immediately obvious from a mere perusal of the list of contents. The physical remains, topography, and monuments of the city of Rome during the Republic are discussed in some detail xxx Preface in various parts of the volume: not only Chapters 4 and 16, those most explicitly focused on the urban environment, but 23 (on Roman ‘‘collective memory’’) and 24 (art and architecture) as well.
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A Companion to the Roman Republic (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx