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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


Introduction

Katharina Volk

in The Roman Republic of Letters: Scholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193878
eISBN:
9780691224343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193878.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter highlights the important intellectuals of the late Roman Republic. It emphasizes that some of the most important political actors in this time of turmoil engaged in significant scholarly ... More


The Roman Republic of Letters: Scholarship, Philosophy, and Politics in the Age of Cicero and Caesar

Katharina Volk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691193878
eISBN:
9780691224343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book explores a fascinating chapter of intellectual history, focusing on the literary senators of the mid-first century BCE who came to blows over the future of Rome even as they debated ... More


Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Cristina Rosillo-López

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

We are familiar with the notion that the Roman political world of the Late Republic included lofty speeches and sessions of the Senate, but also need to remember that another important aspect of Late ... More


Conclusions

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion sums up the findings of the book and addresses the question whether the political culture of conversations could be applied to previous and later periods of Roman history. The Roman ... More


Sine fine: Imperium and Subject in Catullus

Sara H. Lindheim

in Latin Elegy and the Space of Empire

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871446
eISBN:
9780191914324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871446.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Catullus’ poetry reveals an acute awareness of the constant and almost unfathomable widening of his world in the late Roman Republic. In his work people and goods circulate with ease through ... More


Introduction

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction outlines the book and analyses previous historiography and perspective regarding senatorial relationships and Roman politics. This book offers a new way of understanding elite ... More


A wider definition of politics and political participation

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first chapter focuses on outlining the study of politics in Rome beyond institutions. It reviews who participated in politics, going beyond the classic model of the adult male citizen with full ... More


I Said, He Said: Fragments of Informal Conversations and the Grey Zones of Public Speech in the Late Roman Republic

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses Republican fragments of informal conversations. Elite informal conversations (frequently defined as sermo by the sources) were an everyday event in politics. Informal exchanges ... More


Sources for political conversations in Late Republican Rome

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 considers Cicero’s letters, which are the main source of this book. These letters are exceptional since they were largely written shortly after conversations took place and, although they ... More


Dynamics of conversations

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 analyses the political conversations that Cicero transmitted in direct style from the point of view of conversational analysis, dissecting their dynamics and revealing how they constructed ... More


Oral circulation of information

Cristina Rosillo-López

in Political Conversations in Late Republican Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192856265
eISBN:
9780191946547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192856265.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 studies the circulation of information and how senators sought out certain types of it: insider knowledge, reliable information, and speculations about what could happen. As they could not ... More


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