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.
'\"[This collection] will lend almost any reader an enhanced sense of the creativity, motility, ferment and diversity that currently mark the study of Ancient Rome.\" -Rory B. Egan, University of Manitoba\"Rolando Ferri\'s commentary on the Pseudo-Senecan Octavia strikes the reader with its overwhelming riches of philological information, its vast reading both of ancient poetry and modern scholarly work, and above all, its helpful explanations and sound hermeneutic judgement. It is difficult not to be enthusiastic about this brilliant work of learning, competence, and interpretive sensibility. To study this commentary is to learn not only about Octavia,/i>, but also about Senecan drama, Roman tragedy, Greek tragedy--their composition and technique, their style and meter.\" - Ernst A. Schmidt, Philologisches Seminar, Universitat Tubingen'
"[This collection] will lend almost any reader an enhanced sense of the creativity, motility, ferment and diversity that currently mark the study of Ancient Rome." -Rory B. Egan, University of Manitoba
"This is a first rate and across the board introduction to the Roman Republic. All articles are written in clear and easy to read language, and all authors are mindful of the fact that they should be addressing a reading public that may be non-expert but is certainly genuinely interested in Roman things."
Ordia Prima, Sophia Papaioannou, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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.