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Author Beck, Hans, 1969-

Title Consuls and Res Publica : Holding High Office in the Roman Republic
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (388 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Contributors; The republic and its highest office: some introductory remarks on the Roman consulate; PART I The creation of the consulship; Chapter 1 The magistrates of the early Roman republic; Chapter 2 The origin of the consulship in Cassius Dio's Roman History; Preliminary remarks; The a???? and his s??a????; From st?at???? to?pat??; The two colleges of decemvirs; Conclusion; Chapter 3 The development of the praetorship in the third century BC; PART II Powers and functions of the consulship
Chapter 13 Consules popularesThe populares and the crisis of the republic; Consules populares; M. Fulvius Flaccus; C. Marius; Cinnanum tempus; M. Aemilius Lepidus; C. Aurelius Cotta; Cn. Pompeius (Pompey); M. Licinius Crassus; C. Iulius Caesar; Marcus Tullius Cicero, consul popularis; Some observations on the populares consuls; Chapter 14 The consulship of 78 BC. Catulus versus Lepidus: an optimates versus populares affair; Introduction; The consulship of 78; Catulus the optimas and lepidus the popularis; The moral language of psychology; Optimates' ideas at work; Conclusion
Chapter 15 Consulship and consuls under AugustusPreliminary remarks and historiographical clarifications; Continuity of the republic; Developments with regard to the republic; Augustus' and the aristocracy's view of the consulship; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index of persons; Subject index
Chapter 4 Consular power and the Roman constitution: the case of imperium reconsideredThe numbers game; More distortions; Imperium in space; Imperium as elite ideology and social capital; Chapter 5 Consuls as curatores pacis deorum; The expiation of prodigia; The feriae latinae; The sacra of lavinium; Praesides ludorum; Ver sacrum; Chapter 6 The Feriae Latinae as religious legitimation of the consuls' imperium; Chapter 7 War, wealth and consuls; PART III Symbols, models, self-representation; Chapter 8 The Roman republic as theatre of power: the consuls as leading actors
Chapter 9 The consul(ar) as exemplum: Fabius Cunctators paradoxical gloryIntroduction; The ethics of delay; The paradoxes of delay; Post, magis, nunc: fabius revalued and exemplified; Conclusion: traces of a different fabius; Chapter 10 The rise of the consular as a social type in the third and second centuries BC; Chapter 11 Privata hospitia, beneficia publica? Consul(ar)s, local elite and Roman rule in Italy; PART IV Ideology, confrontation and the end of the republican consulship; Chapter 12 Consular appeals to the army in 88 and 87: the locus of legitimacy in late-republican Rome
Summary A comprehensive discussion of the supreme magistrates in Rome, from the beginning of the Republic until the age of Augustus
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Consuls, Roman -- History.
Political culture -- Rome -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Rome -- History.
Social classes -- Rome -- History.
Social status -- Rome -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Duplá, Antonio.
Jehne, Martin.
Pina Polo, Francisco.
ISBN 0511736126 (electronic bk.)
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9780511736124 (electronic bk.)
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