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Introduction

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to place Cicero's Verrines, Caesarian orations, Republic, and Laws; Sallust's Catiline and Jugurtha; and Horace's Satires at the center ... More


Justice in the World: The Execution of

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter turns to questions of justice and ends with a close reading of Sallust's Jugurtha (and to a lesser extent, his Catiline). Sallust organizes his history of Jugurtha's war against the ... More


Where Politics Begins: Cicero’s Republic

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with Cicero's dialogue de Republica, examining the roles of antagonism, consensus, and institutionalization in republic politics. For Roman citizens, contest and strife were daily ... More


Non-Sovereign Freedom in Horace’s Satires 1

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter continues the theme of judgment as it is addressed in the poetic genre devoted to passing judgment on one's fellows: satire. It presents a reading of Horace's first book of Satires, and ... More


The Republic Remastered

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The book has attempted to show how reading Roman texts can reshape our habits of political thinking, our ethos of civic being. ... More


The Life of Roman Republicanism

Joy Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In recent years, Roman political thought has attracted increased attention as intellectual historians and political theorists have explored the influence of the Roman republic on major thinkers from ... More


Imagination, Finitude, Responsibility, Irony: Cicero’s

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

With the advent of Julius Caesar came the end times of the republic, and this chapter turns to one of Cicero's Caesarian orations. Several key themes from previous chapters come together: ... More


Dividual Advocacy

Joy Connolly

in The Life of Roman Republicanism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter works toward a clearer normative but non-prescriptive, non-telic account of the play of concord and discord in the politics of a democratic republic, and an account of being a citizen ... More


Introduction: The Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of Constitutional Thought

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/9780199950928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the history of Western political thought, the Roman Republic, not any of the Greek poleis, has been the fruitful object of study when it came to thinking about constitutional government. The ... More


The Divided Legacy of Politikon: Democracy and Conflict through Roman Translation

Alexandra Lianeri

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the Roman encounter with the Athenian definition of political in terms of conflict among equals in order to explore a semantic shift which was central to the Western history ... More


“Not Some Piece of Legislation”: The Roman Concept of Constitution

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/9780199950928.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Did the Romans have the concept of constitution? This chapter presents the case for thinking that the Romans were in fact perfectly capable of thinking in terms of higher-order constitutional norms, ... More


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