Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx's A companion to the Roman Republic PDF

By Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx

ISBN-10: 1405102179

ISBN-13: 9781405102179

This Companion offers an authoritative and up to date evaluate of Roman Republican background because it is presently practiced.

  • Highlights contemporary advancements, together with archaeological discoveries, clean techniques to textual resources, and the outlet up of latest components of ancient study
  • Retains the drama of the Republic’s upward push and fall
  • Emphasizes not only the facts 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 by means of the actual geography and setting of Italy
  • Offers a compact yet special narrative of army and political advancements from the beginning of the Roman Republic via to the loss of life of Julius Caesar
  • Discusses present controversies within the field

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Badian thereby placed emphasis on an enormous network of personal relations which partially replaced governmental administration. New Concepts: ‘‘Crisis’’ and ‘‘Historical Process’’ Much of what I have outlined, necessarily sketchily and very selectively, still counts today as part of our basic fund of historical knowledge about the Roman Republic. 2006 6:29pm 8 Methods, Models, and Historiography return to the state of the subject before the investigation of the Roman elite launched by Gelzer and Syme and carried forward to such a high level by Badian, Gruen, and others.

The eruption of civil war in 49 is the culmination of this multifaceted study; the central thesis is that the Roman Republic was intact at its core, or at any rate not at all at the point of collapse, but that it was brought to ruin by the historical accident that an individual by the name of Caesar, as talented as he was unscrupulous, began and won a civil war. 22 To Badian also goes the credit for fully applying to Roman foreign policy the idea that personal connections were the main determinant of action.

New Methods: Comparative Studies of the Lower Class and Demographic Modeling With Meier’s reconceptualization of the Roman Republic’s tendency to endure our understanding of politics and the rules by which it functioned was substantially deepened. But Meier had concentrated on the political dimension, where the senators played a special role. Although Meier had indeed thoroughly discussed the equites (‘‘knights,’’ essentially the vast majority of the wealthy who were not senators) and the plebs, he had done so to demonstrate that any fundamental reconstruction or reform of the Republic could not have originated with these classes.

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