Political Life in the City of Rome

Political Life in the City of Rome

by John R. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853995142

ISBN-13: 9781853995149

Pub. Date: 02/24/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Politicians of the Roman Republic employed techniques ranging from persuasive oratory through extravagant entertainment and bribery to lethal violence to get their way. Rivalries were fought out on the streets of Rome and in the popular assemblies as much as in the Senate House. This book looks at the Roman political system of 200-50 BC: how it worked, the

Overview

Politicians of the Roman Republic employed techniques ranging from persuasive oratory through extravagant entertainment and bribery to lethal violence to get their way. Rivalries were fought out on the streets of Rome and in the popular assemblies as much as in the Senate House. This book looks at the Roman political system of 200-50 BC: how it worked, the influence of the ordinary Romans, the voter and political persuasion. A central theme is the topography of the city of Rome - how did political rivalries transform the appearance of the city?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853995149
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/24/2000
Series:
Classical World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi Preface vii
1. Introduction 1
2. Problems of interpretation 4
3. The Roman political system in outline 8
4. Aristocratic competition in the city of Rome 29
5. The practice of politics 53
6. The Empire: the end of politics? 71
Suggestions for Further Study 79
Suggestions for Further Reading 80
Glossary 87
Index 90

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