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The Demand for Money in the Late Roman Republic

David B. Hollander

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

People in different professions have different monetary needs, but this fact has yet to be fully exploited with respect to the ancient economy. Greek and Roman authors tell us at least as much about ... More


The Challenges of the First Century

Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines the struggles of the Late Republic, when fundamental questions about Roman identity were at stake: who among the inhabitants of Rome was a “true” Roman and, more important, who ... 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


Horoscopes and Emperors

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the historical and political background of Manilius and offers a solution to the vexed question of the poet's date. It opens with a survey of the processes through which ... More


A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Yelena Baraz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the 40s BCE, during his forced retirement from politics under Julius Caesar’s dictatorship, Cicero turned to philosophy, producing a massive and important body of work. As he was acutely aware, ... More


Patronage of Cities in the Late Republic: Incidence and Effectiveness

CLAUDE EILERS

in Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that patronage of cities was common in the late Republic. Authors of the period treat it as unremarkable, and feel no need to explain it to their readers. Dozens of patrons of ... More


The Decline of Patronage

CLAUDE EILERS

in Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that during the late Republic patrocinium of cities flourished because it was a mutually beneficial relationship. It was advantageous for a provincial city to have a senatorial ... More


Caesar, Cicero, and the Models of Legal Autocracy

Kaius Tuori

in The Emperor of Law: The Emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198744450
eISBN:
9780191805745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744450.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 lays out the numerous contradictory foundations for imperial jurisdiction in the Republican intellectual and administrative traditions. Through a reading of pro Ligario, one of Cicero’s ... More


Discourse of Kingship in Late Republican Invective

Yelena Baraz

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the anti-monarchical discourse that was indigenous to Rome since the expulsion of the kings. Through a study of the lexicographic range of the words rex (king) and regnum ... More


Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Kit Morrell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines attempts to improve provincial governance from 70–50, particularly the contributions of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and the younger Marcus Porcius Cato. It contends that Romans of the ... 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


Atticus: Banker, Benefactor, Paragon

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes the late Republican figure of Titus Pomponius Atticus as a counterpoint example to Julius Caesar. Atticus is represented by both his good friend Cicero and his biographer Cornelius ... More


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