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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 studyRetains the drama of the Republic s rise and fallEmphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefactsLooks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of ItalyOffers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius CaesarDiscusses 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 3Martin JehneTranslated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Benjamin Wolkow 2 Literary Sources 29Edward Bispham 3 Epigraphy and Numismatics 51Mark Pobjoy 4 The Topography and Archaeology of Republican Rome 81Mario TorelliTranslated by Helena Fracchia 5 The Physical Geography and Environment of Republican Italy 102Simon Stoddart Part II Narrative 123 6 Between Myth and History: Rome s Rise from Village to Empire (the Eighth Century to 264) 125Kurt A. Raaflaub 7 Mediterranean Empire (264 134) 147Daniel J. Gargola 8 From the Gracchi to the First Civil War (133 70) 167C. F. Konrad 9 The Final Crisis (69 44) 190W. Jeffrey Tatum Part III Civic Structures 213 10 Communicating with the Gods 215Joerg Rupke 11 Law in the Roman Republic 236Michael C. Alexander 12 The Constitution of the Roman Republic 256John A. North 13 Army and Society 278Paul Erdkamp Part IV Society 297 14 Social Structure and Demography 299Neville Morley 15 Finding Roman Women 324Beryl Rawson Part V Political Culture 343 16 The City of Rome 345John R. Patterson 17 Aristocratic Values 365Nathan Rosenstein 18 Popular Power in the Roman Republic 383Alexander Yakobson 19 Patronage 401Elizabeth DeniauxTranslated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Robert Martz 20 Rhetoric and Public Life 421Jean-Michel DavidTranslated by Robert Morstein-Marx and Robert Martz 21 The Republican Body 439Anthony Corbeill Part VI The Creation of a Roman Identity 457 22 Romans and Others 459Erich S. Gruen 23 History and Collective Memory in the Middle Republic 478Karl-J. Hoelkeskamp 24 Art and Architecture in the Roman Republic 496Katherine E. Welch 25 Literature 543William W. Batstone Part VII Controversies 565 26 Conceptualizing Roman Imperial Expansion under the Republic: An Introduction 567Arthur M. Eckstein 27 The Economy: Agrarian Change During the Second Century 590Luuk de Ligt 28 Rome and Italy 606John R. Patterson 29 The Transformation of the Republic 625Robert 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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