The Roman Historical Tradition: Regal and Republican Rome

Paperback | August 31, 2014

EditorJames H. Richardson, Federico Santangelo

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The study of Regal and Republican Rome presents a difficult and yet exciting challenge. The extant evidence, which for the most part is literary, is late, sparse, and difficult, and the value of it has long been a subject of intense and sometimes heated scholarly discussion. This volumeprovides students with an introduction to a range of important problems in the study of ancient Rome during the Regal and Republican periods in one accessible collection, bringing together a diverse range of influential papers. Of particular importance is the question of the value of thehistoriographical evidence (i.e. what the Romans themselves wrote about their past). By juxtaposing different and sometimes incompatible reactions to the evidence, the collection aims to challenge its readers and invite them to join the debate, and to assess the ancient evidence and moderninterpretations of it for themselves.

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The study of Regal and Republican Rome presents a difficult and yet exciting challenge. The extant evidence, which for the most part is literary, is late, sparse, and difficult, and the value of it has long been a subject of intense and sometimes heated scholarly discussion. This volumeprovides students with an introduction to a range ...

James H. Richardson is Lecturer in Classics at Massey University. He is the author of The Fabii and the Gauls: Studies in Historical Thought and Historiography in Republican Rome and various articles on Roman history. Federico Santangelo is Lecturer in Ancient History at Newcastle University. He is a graduate of the University of Bolo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:August 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsJames H. Richardson and Federico Santangelo: Introduction1. Andrea Carandini: The Myth of Romulus and the Origins of Rome2. Michel Humm: Numa and Pythagoras: The Life and Death of a Myth3. Fausto Zevi: Demaratus and the 'Corinthian' Kings of Rome4. Ronald T. Ridley: The Enigma of Servius Tullius5. T. P. Wiseman: The Legend of Lucius Brutus6. Jan N. Bremmer: Three Roman Aetiological Myths7. Ettore Pais: The Fabii at the River Cremera and the Spartans at Thermopylae8. Emilio Gabba: Studies in Dionysius of Halicarnassus III: The Agrarian Bill of Spurius Cassius9. Michael H. Crawford: The Roman History of Roman Colonisation10. T. J. Cornell: The Lex Ouinia and the Emancipation of the Senate11. J.-C. Richard: Qualis pater, talis filius?12. Elizabeth Rawson: Cicero the Historian and Cicero the Antiquarian13. Harriet I. Flower: The Tradition of the Spolia Opima: M. Claudius Marcellus and AugustusBibliographyAcknowledgements