The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic

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The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509 to 49 BC. The key development of the republican period was Rome's rise from a small city to a wealthy metropolis, which served as the international capital of an extensive Mediterranean empire. These centuries produced a classic republican political culture, closely associated with the growth of a world empire. They also witnessed the slow disintegration of republican government under the relentless and combined pressure of external commitments, growing internal dissension, and the boundless ambition of successful military leaders. In the second edition of this Companion volume, distinguished European, Canadian, and American scholars present a variety of lively current approaches to understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history, as well as its literary and visual culture. The second edition includes a new introduction, three new chapters on population, slavery, and the rise of empire, and updated bibliographies and more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 46 b/w illus.
  • 1139990063
  • 9781139990066

About Harriet I. Flower

Harriet I. Flower is Professor of Classics at Princeton University. The author of Ancestor Masks and Aristocratic Power in Roman Culture, The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture, and Roman Republics, she has written on aspects of Roman history and drama, as well as Latin more

Table of contents

Introduction to the second edition; Introduction to the first edition; Part I. Political and Military History: 1. The early Republic S. P. Oakley; 2. Power and process under the republican 'constitution' T. Corey Brennan; 3. The Roman army and navy David Potter; 4. The crisis of the Republic Jurgen von Ungern-Sternberg; Part II. Roman Society: 5. Under Roman roofs: family, house, and household Karl-Joachim Holkeskamp; 6. Women in the Roman Republic Phyllis Culham; 7. Population Saskia Hin; 8. The Republican economy and Roman law: regulation, promotion, or reflection? Jean-Jacques Aubert; 9. The great transformation: slavery and the free Republic Brent D. Shaw; 10. Roman religion Jorg Rupke; Part III. Rome's Empire: 11. Italy and the Roman Republic 338-331 BC Kathryn Lomas; 12. Rome and Carthage John F. Lazenby; 13. Rome and the Greek world Erich S. Gruen; 14. The rise of empire in the West (264-250 BC) Josiah Osgood; Part IV. Roman Culture: 15. Literature in the Roman Republic Elaine Fantham; 16. Roman art during the Republic Ann L. Kuttner; 17. Spectacle and political culture in the Roman Republic Harriet I. Flower; Part V. Epilogue: The Influence of the Roman Republic: 18. The Roman Republic and the French and American Revolutions Mortimer N. S. more

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Praise for the first edition: 'This ... is a helpful textbook for students, providing a general survey of, and clear introduction to, many of the central issues of this period. I feel sure that many students and their teachers will find individual chapters in this volume a good starting point for the study of specific topics.' Scripta Classica Israelica Praise for the first edition: 'Designed to be accessible to students and the general reader alike this book is warmly recommended to anyone interested in a vital, formative period of Roman history.' Arctos Praise for the first edition: 'This is a first rate and across the board introduction to the Roman Republic. All articles are written in a clear and easy to read language, and all authors are mindful of the fact that they should be addressing a reading public that may be non-expert but is genuinely interested in Roman things.' Ordia Prima Praise for the first edition: 'This is a dynamic, well-written book which contains a considerable amount of information, but remains easy to read.' Classics Irelandshow more

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