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A Companion to the Political Culture of the Roman Republic


A Companion to the Political Culture of the Roman Republic


Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World 1. Aufl.

von: Valentina Arena, Jonathan R. W. Prag, Andrew Stiles

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Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 31.12.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119673590
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 624

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<p><b>An insightful and original exploration of Roman Republic politics</b></p> <p>In <i>A Companion to the Political Culture of the Roman Republic,</i> editors Valentina Arena and Jonathan Prag deliver an incisive and original collection of forty contributions from leading academics representing various intellectual and academic traditions. The collected works represent some of the best scholarship in recent decades and adopt a variety of approaches, each of which confronts major problems in the field and contributes to ongoing research.</p> <p>The book represents a new, updated, and comprehensive view of the political world of Republican Rome and some of the included essays are available in English for the first time.</p> <p>Divided into six parts, the discussions consider the institutionalized loci, political actors, and values, rituals, and discourse that characterized Republican Rome. <i>The Companion</i> also offers several case studies and sections on the history of the interpretation of political life in the Roman Republic. Key features include:</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the Roman political world as seen through the wider lenses of Roman political culture</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of the fundamental components of Roman political culture, including ideas and values, civic and religious rituals, myths, and communicative strategies</li> <li>Practical discussions of Roman Republic institutions, both with reference to their formal rules and prescriptions, and as patterns of social organization</li> <li>In depth examinations of the 'afterlife' of the Roman Republic, both in ancient authors and in early modern and modern times</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for students of all levels of the ancient world,<i> A Companion to the Political Culture of the Roman Republic</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of scholars and students of politics, political history, and the history of ideas.</p>
<p>Notes on Editors xiii</p> <p>Notes on Contributors xiv</p> <p>Abbreviations xx</p> <p>Introduction 1<br /><i>Valentina Arena and Jonathan Prag</i></p> <p>1 Political Culture: Career of a Concept 4<br /><i>Karl-J. Hölkeskamp</i></p> <p><b>Part I Modern Reading 21</b></p> <p>2 Machiavelli's Roman Republic 25<br /><i>Ryan K. Balot and Nathaniel K. Gilmore</i></p> <p>3 The Roman Republic and the English Republic 40<br /><i>Rachel Foxley</i></p> <p>4 Liberty, Rights and Virtue: The Roman Republic in Eighteenth-Century France 52<br /><i>Christopher Hamel</i></p> <p>5 A Roman Revolution: Classical Republicanism in the Creation of the American Republic 68<br /><i>Eran Shalev</i></p> <p>6 Theodor Mommsen's History of Rome and Its Political and Intellectual Context 81<br /><i>Stefan Rebenich</i></p> <p>7 The Political Culture of the Republic since Syme's The Roman Revolution: A Story of a Debate 93<br /><i>Alexander Yakobson</i></p> <p><b>Part II Ancient Interpreters 107</b></p> <p>8 Polybius and Roman Political Culture 111<br /><i>Chiara Carsana</i></p> <p>9 Cicero: In and Above the Republic's Political Culture 125<br /><i>Walter Nicgorski</i></p> <p>10 Sallust 136<br /><i>J. Alison Rosenblitt</i></p> <p>11 Augustan Republics: Livy, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the Politics of the Past 146<br /><i>Andrew Gallia</i></p> <p>12 Plutarch's Evaluation of Roman Politics and Political Figures 159<br /><i>Mark Beck</i></p> <p>13 Appian, Cassius Dio and the Roman Republic 174<br /><i>John Rich</i></p> <p><b>Part III Institutionalised Loci 189</b></p> <p>14 The Census 193<br /><i>Guido Clemente</i></p> <p>15 The Senate 206<br /><i>Marianne Coudry</i></p> <p>16 Roman Political Assemblies 220<br /><i>Tim Cornell</i></p> <p>17 Armies and Political Culture 236<br /><i>Nathan Rosenstein</i></p> <p>18 Imperator and Politician: The Consul as the Highest Magistrate of the Republic 248<br /><i>Francisco Pina Polo</i></p> <p>19 The Tribunate of the Plebs: Between Compromise and Revolution 260<br /><i>Amy Russell</i></p> <p>20 Priests 274<br /><i>Jörg Rüpke</i></p> <p>21 Other Magistrates, Officials and Apparitores 285<br /><i>E.J. Kondratieff</i></p> <p><b>Part IV Political Actors 303</b></p> <p>22 The Civis 307<br /><i>Andrea Raggi</i></p> <p>23 Romans, Latins and Allies 318<br /><i>Edward Bispham</i></p> <p>24 Peregrini/Nationes Exterae: Foreigners and the Political Culture of the Roman Republic 332<br /><i>Lisa Pilar Eberle</i></p> <p>25 Republican Elites: Patricians, Nobiles, Senators and Equestrians 347<br /><i>Hans Beck</i></p> <p>26 Matronae and Politics in Republican Rome 362<br /><i>Francesca Rohr Vio</i></p> <p>27 On Freedom and Citizenship: Freedmen as Agents and Metaphors of Roman Political Culture 374<br /><i>Pedro López Barja de Quiroga</i></p> <p><b>Part V Values, Rituals and Political Discourse 387</b></p> <p>28 Roman Republican Political Culture: Values and Ideology 391<br /><i>Robert Morstein-Marx</i></p> <p>29 From Patronage to Violence and Bribery: Towards a New Political Culture 408<br /><i>Antonio Duplá-Ansuategui</i></p> <p>30 The Political Culture of the Plebs 422<br /><i>Jerry Toner</i></p> <p>31 The Law and the Courts in Roman Political Culture 433<br /><i>Jean-Michel David</i></p> <p>32 Rhetoric and Roman Political Culture 446<br /><i>Catherine Steel</i></p> <p>33 Religion and Rituals in Republican Rome 455<br /><i>Francisco Marco Simón</i></p> <p>34 Myth and Theatre 470<br /><i>Uwe Walter</i></p> <p>35 Imagery and Space 484<br /><i>Peter J. Holliday</i></p> <p><b>Part VI Politics in Action - Case Studies 505</b></p> <p>36 The Political Culture of Rome in 218 - 212 bce 509<br /><i>Bernhard Linke</i></p> <p>37 Roman Political Culture in 169 bce 524<br /><i>John A. North</i></p> <p>38 133 bce: Politics in a Time of Challenge and Crisis 537<br /><i>J. Lea Beness and Tom Hillard</i></p> <p>39 88 bce 555<br /><i>W. Jeffrey Tatum</i></p> <p>40 The Year 52 bce 568<br /><i>Egon Flaig</i></p> <p>Index 583</p>
<p><b>Valentina Arena</b> is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. Her work focuses on the history of Roman politics, ancient political thought, and the wider intellectual landscape of the Roman Republic. She is the author of <i>Libertas and the Practice of Politics in the late Roman Republic</i> (2012), and, the editor of <i>Liberty: an Ancient Concept for the Contemporary World</i> (2018). She has co-edited volumes on Varro and the antiquarian tradition (2017 and 2018) and is currently directing the ERC funded project <i>Ordering, Constructing, Empowering: Fragments of the Roman Republican Antiquarians.</i></p> <p><b>Jonathan Prag</b> is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford. He works on the history of the Roman Republic, ancient Sicily, and epigraphy and digital methods. He has previously co-edited <i>The Hellenistic West</i> (2013) and <i>A Handbook to Petronius</i> (2009). He has published extensively on ancient Sicily, where he also co-directs an archaeological excavation. He directs the <i>I.Sicily</i> epigraphic corpus (http://sicily.classics.ox.ac.uk).</p>
<p>A COMPANION TO THE POLITICAL CULTURE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC</p> <p>Beginning with contemporary Greek observers like Polybius, the political life of the Roman Republic has been the subject of intense debate for centuries. It remains bound up in the political history of modern Europe and the Americas.</p> <p>In <i>A Companion to The Political Culture of the Roman Republic</i>, readers will find a comprehensive and original approach to the subject of Roman Republican politics. The resources provided within examine the subject through the wider lenses of Roman political culture, recognizing that a system of shared values, traditions, and communicative strategies also shaped the social and political life of Rome throughout the Republic.</p> <p>An international and diverse team of contributors discuss the institutions, political actors, and the values, rituals, and discourse that characterized the Roman Republic throughout history. Many of the contributions appear for the first time in English in this volume, and a series of case studies, which demonstrate the practical application of modern approaches, offer significant value to students and teachers.</p> <p>Ideal for students at all levels of the ancient world, this book is also a must-read for anyone studying politics, political history, or the history of ideas.</p>

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