Roman Manliness: Virtus and the Roman Republic by Myles McDonnellRoman Manliness: Virtus and the Roman Republic by Myles McDonnell

Roman Manliness: Virtus and the Roman Republic

byMyles McDonnell

Paperback | September 3, 2009

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Recent studies of ancient Roman masculinities have concentrated on the private aspects of the subject, particularly sexuality, and have drawn conclusions from a narrow field of reference, usually rhetorical practice. In contrast, this book examines the public and the most important aspect of Roman masculinity: Manliness as represented by the concept of "virtus". Using traditional historical, philological, and archaeological analysis, combined with socio-linguistics and gender studies, it presents a comprehensive picture of how Roman manliness developed from the middle to the late Republic period.
Title:Roman Manliness: Virtus and the Roman RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052111893X

ISBN - 13:9780521118934


Table of Contents

Introduction - manliness and Virtus; 1. Manliness as courage in early Latin; 2. Hellenization and Arete - semantic borrowing; 3. Arete and manly Virtus; 4. Visual representations of Virtus; 5. The boundaries of manliness; 6. Manliness in Republican Rome; 7. Divine Virtus, M. Claudius Marcellus and Roman politics; 8. Virtus contested; 9. Virtus Imperatoris; 10. Manliness redefined; Epilogue - Roman manliness and the Principate; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'For historians, therefore, the study of ethics is now the study of a basic building block of the Greek and Roman world, and McDonnell ... [has] made a major contribution to the field.' Times Literary Supplement