Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Hardcover | December 10, 2016

byRonald Syme

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This volume collects twenty-six previously unpublished studies on Republican history by the late Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers at the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds light on aspects of Republican history that were either overlooked ortangentially discussed in Syme's published work. They range across a wide spectrum of topics, including the political history of the second century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, problems of constitutional law, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. Each of them makes a distinctivecontribution to specific historical problems. Taken as a whole, they enable us to reach a more comprehensive assessment of Syme's intellectual and historiographical profile.The papers are preceded by an introduction that places them within the context of Syme's work and of the current historiography on the Roman Republic, and are followed by a full set of bibliographical addenda.

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This volume collects twenty-six previously unpublished studies on Republican history by the late Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers at the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds light on aspects of Republican history that were either overlooked ortangentially discussed in Syme's published work. The...

Federico Santangelo is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at Newcastle University. He is the author of Sulla, the Elites and Empire: A Study of Roman Policies in Italy and the Greek East (2007) and Divination, Prediction and the End of the Roman Republic (2013), and the co-editor, with J. H. Richardson, of The Roman Historical Traditio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:December 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. The Divorce of Aemilius Paullus2. The Predominance of the Fulvii3. The Politics of the Marcii4. The Abdication of Sulla5. The Speech for Roscius of Ameria6. M. Aemilius Lepidus (cos. 78 BC)7. Satellites of Sulla8. The Unspeakable Fufidius9. Rex Leptasta10. Sallust and Bestia11. Rome and Arpinum12. The Consular Elections 70-66 BC13. Catilina's Three Marriages14. Crassus, Catilina, and the Vestal Virgins15. Sallust on Crassus16. Sallust's List of Conspirators17. P. Sulla cos. cand. 66 BC18. The Gay Sempronia19. The End of the Fulvii20. Caesar as pontifex maximus21. Cicero's Change of Plan22. Nicolaus of Damascus XXVIII and XXXI23. Virgil's First Patron24. Caesar and Augustus in Virgil25. How many fasces?26. Rome and Umbria