The Praetorship in the Roman Republic

The Praetorship in the Roman Republic

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Brennan's book surveys the history of the Roman praetorship, which was one of the most enduring Roman political institutions, occupying the practical center of Roman administrative life for over three centuries. The study addresses political, social, military and legal history, as well as Roman religion. Volume I begins with a survey of Roman (and modern) views on the development of legitimate power - from the kings, through the early chief magistrates, and down through the creation and early years of the praetorship. Volume II discusses how the introduction in 122 of C. Gracchus' provincia pushed the old city-state system to its functional limits.
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  • Hardback | 998 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 82.55mm | 1,702g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195138678
  • 9780195138672

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"The list of topics is enormous, the accumulated detailed scholarship stunning. There is no doubt that Brennan's study is a necessary addition to the library of every professional historian of Rome and will be employed by scholars as the standard work on the praetorship for decades to come."--Europe: Ancient and Medieval
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Table of contents

VOLUME I; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Antecedents of the Praetorship; 3. The Creation and Early Development of the Praetorship; 4. Developments in the Praetorship; 5. The City Praetorships; 6. Sicily and Sardenia; 7. The Spains; 8. The Special Provinciae; 9. General Developments in the Praetorship; VOLUME II; 10. General Developments in the Praetorship; 11. General Developments in the Praetorship; 12. The City Praetorships; 13. Sicily, Sardenia, and the Spains; 14. Macedonia, Africa, and Asia; 15. Cilicia and the Gauls in the late Republic; 16. Conclusions; Additional Notes; Appendix A & B; Notes to Chapters 1-15; Nots to Appendix B; Bibliography
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