New PDF release: A companion to the Roman Republic

By Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx

ISBN-10: 1405102179

ISBN-13: 9781405102179

This Companion presents an authoritative and up to date assessment of Roman Republican heritage because it is at the moment practiced.

  • Highlights contemporary advancements, together with archaeological discoveries, clean ways to textual assets, and the hole up of recent components of historic study
  • Retains the drama of the Republic’s upward push and fall
  • Emphasizes not only the proof of texts and actual continues to be, but in addition the versions and assumptions that students carry to those artefacts
  • Looks on the function performed through the actual geography and atmosphere of Italy
  • Offers a compact yet precise narrative of army and political advancements from the beginning of the Roman Republic via to the dying of Julius Caesar
  • Discusses present controversies within the field

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The fact therefore that Roman politicians regularly needed to be successful in popular elections and that ‘‘new men’’ could also succeed in them, although the members of the ancient noble families statistically (that is, not unconditionally in every actual individual case) had considerably better chances, justifies completely our continued use of the term ‘‘aristocracy’’ for the core of the leadership class, without thereby necessarily making the claim that the entire political system was aristocratic through and through.

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. Cic. Rep. ’’87 Despite his stated agreement with Yakobson’s conclusions,88 he nevertheless did not wish to concern himself closely with the elections but instead went on in his search for democratic features to the votes on legislation, that is in particular to the popular assemblies organized by ‘‘tribes,’’ which had become in practice the chief legislative organ, and to the preparatory and informational meetings called contiones whose audience was not formally organized into groups.

Cic. Rep. ’’87 Despite his stated agreement with Yakobson’s conclusions,88 he nevertheless did not wish to concern himself closely with the elections but instead went on in his search for democratic features to the votes on legislation, that is in particular to the popular assemblies organized by ‘‘tribes,’’ which had become in practice the chief legislative organ, and to the preparatory and informational meetings called contiones whose audience was not formally organized into groups. 2006 6:29pm 19 Among the advances brought by Millar’s reinterpretation of republican politics was certainly an emphasis upon speech as a medium in which political content was communicated.

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