Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism

Author: Robert C. Byrd

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160589966

Category:

Page: 189

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Provides a series of fourteen addresses delivered in 1993 before the Senate by Senator Robert C. Byrd. Discusses the constitutional history of separated and shared powers as shaped in the republic and empire of ancient Rome. These lectures are also in opposition to the proposed line-item veto concept. The introduction states that Senator Byrd delivered these speeches entirely from memory and without notes.
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Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031444

Category: History

Page: 656

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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent
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The Civil Functions of the Consuls in the Roman Republic

Author: Francisco Pina Polo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495992

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In modern times there have been studies of the Roman Republican institutions as a whole as well as in-depth analyses of the senate, the popular assemblies, the tribunate of the plebs, the aedileship, the praetorship and the censorship. However, the consulship, the highest magistracy of the Roman Republic, has not received the same attention from scholars. The purpose of this book is to analyse the tasks that consuls performed in the civil sphere during their term of office between the years 367 and 50 BC, using the preserved ancient sources as its basis. In short, it is a study of the consuls 'at work', both within and outside the city of Rome, in such varied fields as religion, diplomacy, legislation, jurisdiction, colonisation, elections, and day-to-day politics. Clearly and accessibly written, it will provide an indispensable reference work for all scholars and students of the history of the Roman Republic.
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The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

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Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday
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Author: Jean Bodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150098127

Category: Politische Philosophie

Page: 151

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The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100326

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1908

Lebendig, spannend und dramatisch wie in einem Historienroman erzählt Tom Holland das Leben und Wirken der ersten römischen Kaiser. Ein großartiges und packendes Porträt der julisch-claudischen Dynastie, die die römische Welt grundlegend verwandelte. Aufstieg und Niedergang eines römischen Kaiserhauses: Blutige Hofintrigen, die große Politik, atemberaubende Bauprojekte, die großen Eroberungszüge, nächtelange Orgien und exotische Gladiatorenkämpfe – das ist die Bühne, auf der Kaiser agieren, ihre Macht etablieren und das Imperium nach dem Zusammenbruch der Republik neu ordnen. Glänzend entlarvt der Autor zugleich manche Klischees von dekadenten römischen Herrschern und weiß doch das »Menschlich-Allzumenschliche« der politischen Akteure meisterhaft in Szene zu setzen: Tiberius, der große Feldherr, der sich verbittert auf Capri zurückzog, berüchtigt für seine perversen Neigungen, Caligula, ein Meister der Grausamkeit und Provokation, der sein Pferd zum Konsul machte, Nero, der sich als Künstler sah, einen Eunuchen heiratete und einen gigantischen Palast im Zentrum Roms bauen ließ. Wie nie zuvor ist dieses Kapitel der Weltgeschichte zu einer atemberaubenden Erzählung verdichtet worden.
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Author: Eric M. Orlin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780391041325

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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The construction of a new temple in the Roman Republic was an event that illuminated key features of their political and religious systems. Building a temple was for instance a way for a victorious general to proclaim his glory and for a magistrate to higlight his prestige, but it was also a public service. This book explores this relationship between the individual and the community and analyses the formal process by which a temple came to construction; the vow, the placing of a contract and the dedication, as well as the importance of the Sibylline books, use of war booty and the role played by the senate, which Orlin argues is more significant than previously thought.
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Author: Henrik Mouritsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031885

Category: History

Page: 202

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The politics of the Roman Republic has in recent decades been the subject of intense debate, covering issues such as the degree of democracy and popular influence, 'parties' and ideology, politics as public ritual, and the character of Rome's political culture. This engaging book examines all these issues afresh, and presents an original synthesis of Rome's political institutions and practices. It begins by explaining the development of the Roman constitution over time before turning to the practical functioning of the Republic, focusing particularly on the role of the populus Romanus and the way its powers were expressed in the popular assemblies. Henrik Mouritsen concludes by exploring continuity and change in Roman politics as well as the process by which the republican system was eventually replaced by monarchy. This original and readable book will be important for all students and scholars of Roman history and of politics in general.
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Author: Andrew Lintott

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191584671

Category: History

Page: 310

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There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental cause of the exponential growth of Rome's empire. He regarded the Republic as unusual in two respects: first, because it functioned so well despite being a mix of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy; secondly, because the constitution was the product of natural evolution rather than the ideals of a lawgiver. Even if historians now seek more widely for the causes of Rome's rise to power, the importance and influence of her political institutions remains. 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. 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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Author: Erich S. Gruen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201538

Category: History

Page: 596

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Available for the first time in paperback, with a new introduction that reviews related scholarship of the past twenty years, Erich Gruen's classic study of the late Republic examines institutions as well as personalities, social tensions as well as politics, the plebs and the army as well as the aristocracy.
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Corpus Juris Civilis, Senate of the Roman Republic, Jurisprudence, Catiline Orations, Basilica, Cursus Honorum, Praetor, Gracchi, Andrea Al

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230584003

Category:

Page: 198

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 196. Chapters: Corpus Juris Civilis, Senate of the Roman Republic, Jurisprudence, Catiline Orations, Basilica, Cursus honorum, Praetor, Gracchi, Andrea Alciato, Damnatio memoriae, Imperium, Jacques Cujas, Treasure trove, Leges regiae, Executive Magistrates of the Roman Republic, Sumptuary law, Pro Caelio, Prorogatio, Roman Senate, Conflict of the Orders, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Republic, Roman Magistrates, Stipulatio, Century Assembly, Res publica, Peregrinus, List of Roman laws, Ambitus, Executive Magistrates of the Roman Empire, Roman assemblies, Pro Milone, Tribal Assembly, Curiate Assembly, Senate of the Roman Empire, Codex Gregorianus, Colonies in antiquity, Religio licita, Twelve Tables, Pater familias, Mos maiorum, Roman litigation, Novellae Constitutiones, Plebeian Council, King of Rome, Lex Hortensia, Codex Theodosianus, In Verrem, Executive Magistrates of the Roman Kingdom, Fideicommissum, Senate of the Roman Kingdom, Senatus consultum de Bacchanalibus, Interregnum, Augustus, Fiscus Judaicus, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Empire, Praetor's Edict, Lex Papia Poppaea, Roman military diploma, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Kingdom, Legal wager, Status in Roman legal system, Lex Scantinia, Pro Archia Poeta, Amicus curiae, Quaestor sacri palatii, Res divina, Delator, Nexum, Auctoritas, Latin Rights, Legal humanists, Pomerium, Edict of Milan, Lex curiata de imperio, Lex Oppia, Lex Julia, Medieval Roman law, Leges Clodiae, Collegiality, Fred H. Blume, Ingenui, Lex Aquilia, Adoption in ancient Rome, Asylum, Dignitas, Duumviri, Alois von Brinz, Law of majestas, Specification, Hugues Doneau, Perduellio, Glossator, Mamertine Prison, Leges provinciae, Lex Plautia Papiria, Homo sacer, Constitutio Romana, Lex Caecilia Didia, Postglossator, Clientela, Valerian and Porcian laws, Pro Cluentio, Lex Claudia, Lex...
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Author: Nathan Rosenstein,Robert Morstein-Marx

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357204

Category: History

Page: 776

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This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced. Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study Retains the drama of the Republic’s rise and fall Emphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefacts Looks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of Italy Offers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius Caesar Discusses current controversies in the field
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Volume 1: The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution

Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875082

Category: History

Page: 416

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Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception of how the empire functioned. He also has shown how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam evolved from within the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world. Opening this collection of sixteen essays is a new contribution by Millar in which he defends the continuing significance of the study of Classics and argues for expanding the definition of what constitutes that field. In this volume he also questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power in Republican Rome. In so doing he sheds new light on the establishment of a new regime by the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.
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The Rise of the Roman Army and the Fall of the Republic

Author: Erik Hildinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 240

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In the first century B.C., Rome was master of the world but could not control its own citizens and its own army
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Author: Pat Southern

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415166314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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Despite his talent for self-promotion, the character of the emperor Augustus is rarely revealed and as such makes this biography unique in its presentation of Augustus the man. Pat Southern chronologically traces the life, works and times of the emperor, presenting ideology and events from his point of view to provide a compelling depiction of an extraordinary man, who was the guiding light in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
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