Synopses & Reviews
Examining all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509-49 BC., this Companion spans the development of the classic republican political system and the growth of a world empire. It also documents the ultimate disintegration of the system under the relentless pressure of internal dissension and the boundless ambition of leading politicians. Distinguished European and American scholars present a variety of current approaches towards understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history, as well as its literary and visual culture.
Examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509-49 BC.
Examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509???49 BC.
The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509'"49 BC. Distinguished European and American scholars present a variety of lively, current approaches to understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history, as well as its literary and visual culture.
Table of Contents
Part I. Political and Military History: 1. The early Republic Stephen Oakley; 2. Power and process under the republican 'constitution' T. Corey Brennan; 3. The Roman army and navy David Potter; 4. The crisis of the Republic Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg; Part II. Roman Society: 5. Under Roman roofs: family, house, and household Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp; 6. Women in the Roman Republic Phyllis Culham; 7. The Republican economy and Roman law: regulation, promotion, or reflection? Jean-Jacques Aubert; 8. Roman religion Jörg Rüpke; Part III. Rome's Empire: 9. Italy and the Roman Republic 338-31 BC Kathryn Lomas; 10. Rome and Carthage John F. Lazenby; 11. Rome and the Greek world Erich S. Gruen; Part IV. Roman Culture: 12. Literature in the Roman Republic Elaine Fantham; 13. Roman republican art in context Ann L. Kuttner; 14. Spectacle and political culture in the Roman Republic Harriet I. Flower; Part V. Epilogue: The Influence of the Roman Republic: 15. The Roman Republic and the French and American Revolution Mortimer N. S. Sellers.