The Constitution of the Roman Republic

OUP Oxford, 01.04.1999 - 310 Seiten
There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental cause of the exponential growth of Rome's empire. He regarded the Republic as unusual in two respects: first, because it functioned so well despite being a mix of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy; secondly, because the constitution was the product of natural evolution rather than the ideals of a lawgiver. Even if historians now seek more widely for the causes of Rome's rise to power, the importance and influence of her political institutions remains. The reasons for Rome's power are both complex, on account of the mix of elements, and flexible, inasmuch as they were not founded on written statutes but on unwritten traditions reinterpreted by successive generations. Knowledge of Rome's political institutions is essential both for ancient historians and for those who study the contribution of Rome to the republican tradition of political thought from the Middle Ages to the revolutions inspired by the Enlightenment.

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A Roman Political Year
The Senate
The Higher Magistrates and the ProMagistrates
Tribunes Aediles and Minor Magistrates
The Influence of Society and Religion
The Balance of the Constitution
The Mixed Constitution and Republican Ideology
The Republic Remembered
Index of Ancient Sources Cited
General Index

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Beliebte Passagen

Seite ix - ANRW Aufstieg und Niedergang der romischen Welt, Festschrift J. Vogt, ed. H. Temporini and W. Haase (Berlin and New York, 1972- ) Braund, AN DC Braund, Augustus to Nero: A Sourcebook on Roman History 31 BC-AD 68 ( London/Sydney, 1985) Bruns G.

Über den Autor (1999)

Andrew Lintott is Professor of Roman History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Worcester College

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