The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic, 2nd Edition

  • Harriet I. Flower
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  • ISBN-10: 1139990063
  • ISBN-13: 9781139990066
  • DDC: 937
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 520 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509 to 49 BC. The key development of the republican period was Rome's rise from a small city to a wealthy metropolis, which served as the international capital of an extensive Mediterranean empire. These centuries produced a classic republican political culture, closely associated with the growth of a world empire. They also witnessed the slow disintegration of republican government under the relentless and combined pressure of external commitments, growing internal dissension, and the boundless ambition of successful military leaders. In the second edition of this Companion volume, distinguished European, Canadian, and American scholars present a variety of lively current approaches to understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history, as well as its literary and visual culture. The second edition includes a new introduction, three new chapters on population, slavery, and the rise of empire, and updated bibliographies and maps.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
The Cambridge Companion to The Roman Republic.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Illustrations and Maps.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
Introduction to the First Edition.
Political and Military History.
1: The Early Republic.
2: Power and Process under the Republican “Constitution”.
3: The Roman Army and Navy.
4: The Crisis of the Republic.
Roman Society.
5: Under Roman Roofs: Family, House, and Household.
6: Women in the Roman Republic.
7: Population.
8: The Republican Economy and Roman Law: Regulation, Promotion, or Reflection?.
9: The Great Transformation: Slavery and the Free Republic.
10: Roman Religion.
Rome’s Empire.
11: Italy during the Roman Republic, 338–31 B.C..
12: Rome and Carthage.
13: Rome and the Greek World.
14: The Rise of Empire in the West (264–50 B.C.).
Roman Culture.
15: Literature in the Roman Republic.
16: Roman Art during the Republic.
17: Spectacle and Political Culture in the Roman Republic.
Epilogue: The Influence of the Roman Republic.
18: The Roman Republic and the French and American Revolutions.