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Elephants and Citizens

Andrew Bell

in Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199242344
eISBN:
9780191714092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the importation of megalomaniacal majesty into the Roman Republic. Over time, kingly conceit became more conspicuous in Rome, and particularly at times of communal festivity. ... More


Rousseau’s Repudiation of Machiavelli’s Democratic Roman Republic

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter contends that Jean-Jacques Rousseau's analysis and appropriation of the Roman Republic deliberately undermines Machiavelli's efforts to reconstruct and promote institutions that both ... More


From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Edward Bispham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome's once independent Italian allies became communities of a new Roman territorial state after the Social War of 91-87 bc. This book examines how the transition from independence to subordination ... More


States of Siege (1849)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life Volume II: The Public Years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396324
eISBN:
9780199852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396324.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Margaret Fuller’s experiences in Italy as foreign correspondent of the New York Tribune covering the local political situation related to the revolution. It suggests that Fuller ... More


Wheat Prices and Trade in the Early Roman Empire

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how there is little of what economists call data on markets in Roman times, despite lots of information about prices and transactions. Data, as economists consider it, consist ... More


Ancient Supplication

F. S. Naiden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, ... More


‘In Part a Roman Sea’: Rome and the Adriatic in the Third Century bc

Nikola Čašule

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the evidence for Roman integration in networks of trade and communication in the Adriatic Sea during the third century bc, and its impact upon modern interpretations of the ... More


Cola and the World

Ronald G. Musto

in Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233966
eISBN:
9780520928725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233966.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Cola di Rienzo envisioned a clear and consistent foreign policy and diplomacy in order to manifest the deeply apocalyptic underpinnings and goals of his stato, to spell out the practical results of ... More


Early Voting and Elections

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195044294
eISBN:
9780199854752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the history of early voting and elections. It describes the functions and procedures of elections in four different settings. The purposes of the idea of election through ... More


The Beginning of the Roman Republic

Gary Forsythe

in A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a discussion on the beginning of the Roman Republic. It is shown that the Roman chronology is basically accurate for the beginning of the republic and the Gallic occupation of ... More


A Liberal Pope, 1846–1848

Owen Chadwick

in A History of the Popes 1830-1914

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269229
eISBN:
9780191600456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The election of Pius IX in 1846 aroused great enthusiasm among liberals and nationalists in Italy, and the evidence indicates that for the first two years of his papacy, until the Roman Revolution of ... More


From Urbis to Imperium

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Ancient Rome. It provides detailed readings of the writings of Julius Caesar and Cicero; the former treating the question of terrain and the military-geography terms he uses, ... More


Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy

Joshua Arthurs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449987
eISBN:
9780801468841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449987.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The cultural and material legacies of the Roman Republic and Empire in evidence throughout Rome have made it the “Eternal City.” Too often, however, this patrimony has caused Rome to be seen as ... More


Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapters here address central problems in the development of Roman imperialism in the third and second century bc. Published in honour of the distinguished Oxford academic Peter Derow, they ... More


The Roman Republic as a Constitutional Order from the Principate to the Renaissance

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows how the Roman constitutional theme established a framework for later discussions, with special reference to the classical Roman jurist Pomponius, Ptolemy of Lucca around 1300, and ... More


When in Rome: Remembering and Re-evaluating Defeat

Jessica H. Clark

in Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336548
eISBN:
9780199376919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter asks, why consider Roman defeats in the first place? After all, Rome’s victories dominate both ancient and modern representations of Roman culture and the military history of both the ... More


Ius Civile: The Roman Jurists

James Gordley

in The Jurists: A Critical History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199689392
eISBN:
9780191768286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689392.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins by considering the origins of the intellectual tradition that shaped Western law, which can be traced back to the late Roman Republic in the second century bc when the Romans ... More


Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Benjamin Straumann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This unique study makes both a substantial contribution to our understanding of Roman political thought and a major contribution to the reception of Roman ideas about politics. The book reorients the ... More


Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Jessica H. Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336548
eISBN:
9780199376919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the implications of Rome’s many military defeats during the Roman Republic. Tracing responses to defeat from the Second Punic War through the second century B.C.E., it reconsiders ... More


Res Publica Est Caesar

Louise Hodgson

in Res Publica and the Roman Republic: 'Without Body or Form'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777380
eISBN:
9780191823824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777380.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 concludes with some observations on res publica under Augustus and his successors. The term all but vanishes from Suetonius’s Lives after Augustus, which suggests that res publica lost much ... More


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