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    DescriptionThere is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental cause of the exponential growth of Rome's empire. He regarded the Republic as unusual in two respects: first, because it functioned so well despite being a mix of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy; secondly, because the constitution was the product of natural evolution rather than the ideals of a lawgiver. Even if historians now seek more widely for the causes of Rome's rise to power, the importance and influence of her political institutions remains. The reasons for Rome's power are both complex, on account of the mix of elements, and flexible, inasmuch as they were not founded on written statutes but on unwritten traditions reinterpreted by successive generations. Knowledge of Rome's political institutions is essential both for ancient historians and for those who study the contribution of Rome to the republican tradition of political thought from the Middle Ages to the revolutions inspired by the Enlightenment.

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    The Constitution of the Roman Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Lintott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199261086
    ISBN 10: 0199261083

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    LC classification: DG
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    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR, LAFR
    B&T Approval Code: A41202400
    DC21: 340.54
    DC22: 342.37029
    LC classification: JC88 \.L58
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Andrew Lintott is Professor of Roman History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Worcester College
    Review quote
    This study remains as important to students of ancient history as to classicists. Contemporary Review
    Table of contents
    I. Introduction ; II. A Roman Political Year ; III. Polybius and the Constitution ; IV. The Story of the Origin of the Constitution ; V. The Assemblies ; VI. The Senate ; VII. The Higher Magistrates and the Pro-Magistrates ; VIII. Tribunes, Aediles, and Minor Magistrates ; IX. Criminal Justice ; X. The Influence of Society and Religion ; XI. The Balance of the Constitution ; XII. The Mixed Constitution and Republican Ideology ; XIII. The Republic Remembered