A Companion to the Roman Republic (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Roman Republic (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Robert Morstein-Marx (editor), Nathan Rosenstein (editor)Paperback

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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

About Author

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).


List of Maps x List of Illustrations xi Notes on Contributors xiv Maps xix Abbreviations xxvii Preface xxviii Robert Morstein-Marx and Nathan Rosenstein Part I Introductory 1 1 Methods, Models, and Historiography 3 Martin Jehne Translated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Benjamin Wolkow 2 Literary Sources 29 Edward Bispham 3 Epigraphy and Numismatics 51 Mark Pobjoy 4 The Topography and Archaeology of Republican Rome 81 Mario Torelli Translated by Helena Fracchia 5 The Physical Geography and Environment of Republican Italy 102 Simon Stoddart Part II Narrative 123 6 Between Myth and History: Rome s Rise from Village to Empire (the Eighth Century to 264) 125 Kurt A. Raaflaub 7 Mediterranean Empire (264 134) 147 Daniel J. Gargola 8 From the Gracchi to the First Civil War (133 70) 167 C. F. Konrad 9 The Final Crisis (69 44) 190 W. Jeffrey Tatum Part III Civic Structures 213 10 Communicating with the Gods 215 Joerg Rupke 11 Law in the Roman Republic 236 Michael C. Alexander 12 The Constitution of the Roman Republic 256 John A. North 13 Army and Society 278 Paul Erdkamp Part IV Society 297 14 Social Structure and Demography 299 Neville Morley 15 Finding Roman Women 324 Beryl Rawson Part V Political Culture 343 16 The City of Rome 345 John R. Patterson 17 Aristocratic Values 365 Nathan Rosenstein 18 Popular Power in the Roman Republic 383 Alexander Yakobson 19 Patronage 401 Elizabeth Deniaux Translated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Robert Martz 20 Rhetoric and Public Life 421 Jean-Michel David Translated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Robert Martz 21 The Republican Body 439 Anthony Corbeill Part VI The Creation of a Roman Identity 457 22 Romans and Others 459 Erich S. Gruen 23 History and Collective Memory in the Middle Republic 478 Karl-J. Hoelkeskamp 24 Art and Architecture in the Roman Republic 496 Katherine E. Welch 25 Literature 543 William W. Batstone Part VII Controversies 565 26 Conceptualizing Roman Imperial Expansion under the Republic: An Introduction 567 Arthur M. Eckstein 27 The Economy: Agrarian Change During the Second Century 590 Luuk de Ligt 28 Rome and Italy 606 John R. Patterson 29 The Transformation of the Republic 625 Robert Morstein-Marx and Nathan Rosenstein Bibliography 638 Index 695

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  • ISBN13: 9781444334135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 776
  • ID: 9781444334135
  • weight: 1320
  • ISBN10: 1444334131

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