The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic

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Harriet I. Flower, Harriet Flower
Cambridge University Press, Jan 19, 2004 - Art - 405 pages
This book examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from 509-49 BC. The key development of the republican period was Rome's rise from a small city to a wealthy metropolis and international capital of an extensive Mediterranean empire. These centuries produced the classic republican political system and the growth of a world empire. They also witnessed the disintegration of this system under the pressure of internal dissension and boundless ambition of its leading politicians. In this Companion volume, distinguished European 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. Designed to be accessible to the general reader and to students, 'The Cambridge companion to the roman republic' will invite further exploration to a vital, formative period of Roman history and its later influence.
 

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Contents

The Early Republic
15
Power and Process under the Republican
31
The Roman Army and Navy
66
The Crisis of the Republic
89
ROMAN SOCIETY
111
Under Roman Roofs Family House and Household
113
Women in the Roman Republic
139
The Republic Economy and Roman Law Regulation Promotion or Reflection?
160
Rome and the Greek World
242
ROMAN CULTURE
269
Literature in the Roman Republic
271
Roman Art during the Republic
294
Spectacle and Political Culture in the Roman Republic
322
EPILOGUE THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
345
The Roman Republic and the French and American Revolutions
347
Timeline
365

Roman Religion
179
ROMES EMPIRE
197
Italy during the Roman Republic 33831 BC
199
Rome and Carthage
225

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