By Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx
This Companion presents an authoritative and updated assessment of Roman Republican heritage because it is presently practiced.
- Highlights contemporary advancements, together with archaeological discoveries, clean methods to textual assets, and the outlet up of recent parts of old study
- Retains the drama of the Republic’s upward push and fall
- Emphasizes not only the proof of texts and actual is still, but in addition the types and assumptions that students carry to those artefacts
- Looks on the position performed by way of the actual geography and surroundings of Italy
- Offers a compact yet precise narrative of army and political advancements from the start of the Roman Republic via to the loss of life of Julius Caesar
- Discusses present controversies within the field
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63 Discussion revolves principally around three points: about the influence of senators and the Senate, the relative openness or exclusiveness of the political elite, and its collective character; about the importance of the popular assemblies and their votes in the political system; and more generally, about the significance of publicity in Roman politics. Elite Continuity and Senatorial Influence In criticizing the theory that the Roman Republic was controlled by a narrow elite, Millar was able to build upon the investigation by Hopkins and Burton into the rate at which successive generations of the same family reached the consulship.
We are particularly pleased to present here the work of a number of leading international scholars who normally write in languages other than English, and we hope that one of the chief merits of this volume will be to introduce Anglophone students (and perhaps some scholars) to this important body of work. We warmly thank all of our contributors for their good humor, mostly good timing, and tolerant submission to our occasional editorial hectoring. Those who submitted contributions in foreign languages were very generous with their time in responding to our many queries.
We also wish to thank the many others who lightened the burden of bringing this project to fruition. The series editor, Al Bertrand, was responsible for the inception of this book and has remained a constant source of help and encouragement throughout its long and at times difficult gestation. We also thank Angela Cohen and the production staff at Blackwell for their responsiveness and patience. Translations of Chapter 1 by Benjamin Wolkow and of Chapters 19 and 29 by Robert Martz served as the basis for the final versions, and Denice Fett ably shouldered much of the enormous burden of compiling the bibliography.
A companion to the Roman Republic by Nathan Rosenstein, Robert Morstein-Marx