That year saw the publication of Andrew. Lintott’s splendid Lintott in his expert The Constitution of the Roman Republic (“a work in English to which teachers of . Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental The Constitution of the Roman Republic. Andrew Lintott. The constitution of the Roman Republic / Andrew Lintott Lintott, A. W. (Andrew historians and for those who study the contribution of Rome to the republican.
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Lintott’s introduction to the rules of the game will be extremely valuable. Numerous places exist where L. Lists with This Book. Knowledge of Rome’s political institutions is essential both for ancient historians and for those thf study the contribution of Rome to the republican tradition of political thought from the Middle Ages to the revolutions inspired by the Enlightenment. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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All in connstitution, a valuable contribution. There is much to be praised in this book. The thorny question of the dictator’s authority receives a plausible explanation as a matter of casuistry, not defined by statute or explicit articulation, and shaped by debates in the later Republic p.
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Cicero as Evidence Andrew Lintott. The next two chapters shift back to Polybius and the theory of the mixed constitution, adding Cicero’s reflections on the subject, and assessing the alleged balance of powers against the particulars explored earlier. Account Options Sign in. The reasons for Rome’s power are both complex, on account of the mix of elements, and flexible, inasmuch as they were not founded on written statutes but on unwritten traditions reinterpreted by successive generations.
And what does it mean to say that only an anachronistic vision could be made convincing p.
Current debates over the relationship between senatorial control and popular power are glanced at only briefly. Lintott is an acute and erudite historian. He acknowledges the difficulty of imagining that lengthy and complex statutes were actually read out in full to the assembly but accepts the proposition anyway p.
The Constitution of the Roman Republic
The balance between strict order and variations in procedure reflects the fundamentally dual character of the senate: Jesse rated it really liked it Mar 03, Choose your country or region Close. Knowledge of Rome’s political institutions is essential both for ancient historians and for those who study the contribution of Rome to the republican tradition of political thought from the Middle Ages to the revolutions inspired by the Enlightenment.
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Just how one gets at the “reality” is no easy matter. Michael Hattem rated it really liked it Jul 21, Margaret rated it it was amazing May 17, A similar issue arises with regard to the multiplication of magistracies. A setting near the beginning of the book would have been more appropriate.
Curtiss rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Books Available for Review. Rob Marshall rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Kevin rated it really liked it Dec 23, Lawson Regan rated it it was amazing Jul 05, The Constitution of the Roman Republic. A Roman Political Year. Democracy and Public Space John R. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The reader regularly feels the need for more ruminations.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Raff rated it really liked it Jan 19, Joanna rated it liked it Nov 10, Adoption of three different approaches would not make for a smooth exposition. Four chapters follow on the various institutions of the Republic assemblies, senate, higher magistrates, and lesser magistrateswith a separate chapter on criminal justice.
These virtues also prompt a complaint. Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. The parcelling out of provinciae was more than an administrative convenience; it served to control aristocratic rivalry p.
There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Rachel rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Anthony M Gentile rated it it was amazing May 05, He negotiates his way through the mine-field of debates on patronage by affirming the ties of clientage but showing that they became increasingly complicated and overlaid by a host of other ties and associations that both expanded and restricted the free choice of the electorate p.
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And it somewhat oversimplifies the complex situation of the late Republic to claim that the senate was caught between tribunician efforts to reassert the sovereignty of the assemblies and proconsuls’ exploitation of foreign affairs p.
This does not pretend to be an innovative work, but it is also no mere compendium of information. He takes as fact the fanciful tale of Naevius’ imprisonment p. Stephen Davis rated it liked it Apr 29,