This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic's rise and fall Emphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefacts Looks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of Italy Offers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius Caesar Discusses current controversies in the field
Nathan Rosenstein is Professor of History at the Ohio State University. He is the author of Imperatores Victi (1990) and Rome at War (2004), and coeditor of War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (2001). Robert Morstein-Marx is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Hegemony to Empire: The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East (1995) and Mass Oratory and Political Power in the Late Roman Republic (2004).
Preface. Part I: Introductory. 1. Methods, Models, and Historiography (Martin Jehne). 2. Literary Sources (Edward Bispham). 3. Epigraphy and Numismatics (Mark Pobjoy). 4. Topography and Archaeology of Republican Rome (Mario Torelli). 5. The Physical Geography and Environment of Republican Italy (Simon Stoddart). Part II: Narrative. 6. Between Myth and History. Rome's Rise from Village to Empire (the Eighth Century to 264) (Kurt A. Raaflaub). 7. Mediterranean Empire (264-134) (Daniel J. Gargola). 8. The Gracchi to the First Civil War (133-70) (C. F. Konrad). 9. The Final Crisis (69-44) (W. Jeffrey Tatum). Part III: Civic Structures. 10. Communicating with the Gods (Jorg Rupke). 11. Law in the Roman Republic (Michael C. Alexander). 12. The Constitution of the Roman Republic (John A. North) 13. Army and Society (Paul Erdkamp). Part IV: Society. 14. Social Structure and Demography (Neville Morley). 15. Finding Roman Women (Beryl Rawson). Part V: Political Culture. 16. The City of Rome (John R. Patterson). 17. Aristocratic Values Nathan Rosenstein. 18. Popular Power in the Roman Republic (Alexander Yakobson). 19. Patronage (Elizabeth Deniaux). 20. Rhetoric and Public Life (Jean-Michel David). 21. The Republican Body (Anthony Corbeill). Part VI: The Creation of a Roman Identity 22. Romans and Others (Erich S. Gruen). 23. History and Collective Memory in the Middle Republic (Karl-J. Holkeskamp). 24. Art and Architecture in the Roman Republic (Katherine E. Welch). 25. Literature (William W. Batstone). Part VII: Controversies. 26. Conceptualizing Roman Imperial Expansion under the Republic: An Introduction (Arthur M. Eckstein). 27. The Economy: Agrarian Change During the Second Century (Luuk de Ligt). 28. Rome and Italy (John R. Patterson). 29. The Transformation of the Republic (Robert Morstein-Marx and Nathan Rosenstein). Bibliography. Index.
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