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Title A Companion to the Roman Republic.
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.


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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Maps; Abbreviations; Preface; PART I: Introductory; CHAPTER 1: Methods, Models, and Historiography; The Heroes of the Past: Mommsen, Gelzer, Syme; Prosopographical Method and the Importance of Personal Relations in Roman Politics; New Concepts: "Crisis" and "Historical Process"; New Methods: Comparative Studies of the Lower Class and Demographic Modeling; The Decline of Patronage as a Comprehensive Explanation and the "Communicative Turn"; The Struggle for Democracy.
Elite Continuity and Senatorial InfluenceAssemblies; Public Politics; Looking at the Roman Republic from the Present; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; CHAPTER 2: Literary Sources; Ideological Histories; A Late Bloom ... ; Making a Roman Past; "Making a Roman Past"; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 3: Epigraphy and Numismatics; Epigraphy; Numismatics; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 4: The Topography and Archaeology of Republican Rome; The Beginnings of the Republic; The Patrician Republic; The Middle Republican Phase; Guide to Further Reading.
NotesCHAPTER 5: The Physical Geography and Environment of Republican Italy; Introduction; The Broad Structural Outlines; The Northern Apennines; The Central Apennines; The Pre-Apennines of Latium and Campania; The Southern Apennines; The Apulian Plateaux; The Calabrian Apennines; Plains and Coasts; The Implications of Landscape Relief; The Maritime Approaches; Geography and History; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; PART II: Narrative; CHAPTER 6: Between Myth and History: Rome's Rise from Village to Empire (the Eighth Century to 264); The Wolf and the Twins; Myths; Tradition and Distortion.
Consequences and PrinciplesOutlines of a History; Early Republic: crisis and expansion; The Wolf as a Symbol; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; CHAPTER 7: The Mediterranean Empire (264-134); The First Punic War (264-241); Italy and Illyria, 241-219; The Second Punic War (218-201); Rome and the Mediterranean World, 201-134; Rome, 201-134; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; CHAPTER 8: From the Gracchi to the First Civil War (133-70); The Ghost of Tarquinius, 133; The Allied Question, 132-124; The Great Reformer, 123-121; The Confidence Gap, 121-105; The Savior of Italy, 104-98.
The Unification of Italy, 97-89The March on Rome, 88; The First Civil War, 87-82; Sulla the Fortunate, 82-78; The Last, Best Hope? 78-70; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; CHAPTER 9: The Final Crisis (69-44); A New Beginning; Pompey the Great; Cicero and the Catilinarian Conspiracy; The Return of Pompey; The First Triumvirate; The Conference at Luca; Caesar in Gaul; The Outbreak of Civil War; Dictator; Guide to Further Reading; Notes; PART III: Civic Structures; CHAPTER 10: Communicating with the Gods; Superhuman Members of Society; Parting with the Gods; Paying for the Gods.
Summary 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 po.
Other Author Morstein-Marx, Robert.
Other Title Print version: Rosenstein, Nathan. A Companion to the Roman Republic. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011 9781444334135