Public Order in Ancient Rome

Public Order in Ancient Rome

by Wilfried Nippel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521387493

ISBN-13: 9780521387491

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The absence of a professional police force in the city of Rome in classical times is often identified as a major cause of the collapse of the Republic. But this alleged "structural weakness" was not removed by the Emperor Augustus and his successors, and was in fact shared with other premodern states. In this critical new study of the system of law and order in…  See more details below

Overview

The absence of a professional police force in the city of Rome in classical times is often identified as a major cause of the collapse of the Republic. But this alleged "structural weakness" was not removed by the Emperor Augustus and his successors, and was in fact shared with other premodern states. In this critical new study of the system of law and order in ancient Rome in both the republican and imperial periods, Wilfried Nippel identifies the mechanisms of self-regulation that operated as a stabilizing force within Roman society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521387491
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Key Themes in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Republican principles of policing; 2. Late Republican political violence; 3. The collapse of the Republican order; 4. Features of the new Imperial order; Epilogue: Law and order in comparative perspective; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.

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