Addresses on the History of Roman Constitutionalism

Author: Robert C. Byrd

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160589966


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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Author: Jean Bodin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150098127

Category: Politische Philosophie

Page: 151

View: 5364

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The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108181

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 2656

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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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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Author: K. Loewenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789024714582

Category: History

Page: 502

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Next to the Bible, Shakespeare, the French revolution and Napoleon, ancient Rome is one of the most plowed-through fields of historical experience. One of the truly great periods of history, Rome, over the centuries, deservedly has attracted the passionate attention of historians, philologists and, more recently, archeologists. Since Roman law constituted the source of the legal life of most of Western Europe, the legal profession had a legitimate interest. Veritable libraries have been built around the history of Rome. In the past confmed mostly to Italian, German, and French scholars the fascination with things Roman by now has spread to other civilized nations in cluding the Anglo-Saxon. Among the contributors to our knowledge of ancient Rome are some of the great minds in history and law. Our bibliography - selective, as neces sarily it has to be - records outstanding generalists as well as some of the numerous specialists that were helpful for our undertaking. Why, then, another study of the Roman political civilization and one that, at least measured by volume and effort, is not altogether insubstantial? And why, has to be added, one presented by an author who, whatever his reputation in other fields, ostensibly is an outsider of the classical discipline? These are legitimate questions that should be honestly answered. By training and avocation the author is a constitutional lawyer or, rather, a political scientist primarily interested in the operation of governmental institutions.
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Author: David Shotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134851103

Category: History

Page: 128

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Revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, this second edition of a popular history text examines how the Roman republic was destabilised by the unplanned growth of the Roman empire. Central discussion points include: * the government of the Republic * how certain individuals took advantage of the expansion of the empire * Julius Caesar's accession to power * the rise of the Augustan principate following Julius Caesar's murder. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship and including an expanded and updated guide to further reading, a chronology, and a guide to the provinces of the Roman empire, students of history and classical studies will find this a helpful and accessible introduction to this complex period in history.
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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


ISBN: 9781230584003


Page: 198

View: 1180

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: 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: Fred K. Drogula

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621274

Category: History

Page: 432

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In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation. This adaptability was a tremendous resource for the Romans since it enabled them to respond to new military challenges in effective ways. But it was also a source of conflict over the roles and definitions of power. The rise of popular politics in the late republic enabled men like Pompey and Caesar to use their considerable influence to manipulate the flexible traditions of military command for their own advantage. Later, Augustus used nominal provincial commands to appease the senate even as he concentrated military and governing power under his own control by claiming supreme rule. In doing so, he laid the groundwork for the early empire's rules of command.
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Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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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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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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The Rise Of The Roman Army And The Fall Of The Republic

Author: Erik Hildinger

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786741816

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the first century B.C., Rome was the ruler of a vast empire. Yet at the heart of the Republic was a fatal flaw: a dangerous hostility between the aristocracy and the plebians, each regarding itself as the foundation of Rome's military power. Turning from their foreign enemies, Romans would soon be fighting Romans.Swords Against the Senate describes the first three decades of Rome's century-long civil war that transformed it from a republic to an imperial autocracy, from the Rome of citizen leaders to the Rome of decadent emperor thugs. As the republic came apart amid turmoil, Gaius Marius, the "people's general," rose to despotic power only to be replaced by the brutal dictator Sulla. The Roman army, once invincible against foreign antagonists, became a tool for the powerful, and the Roman Senate its foe.
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Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737203494


Page: 82

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Die vier Reden des Konsuls Cicero uber die Verschworung Catilinas sind im Herbste des Jahres 63 v. Chr. in kurzen Zeitabstanden gehalten worden; die erste am achten November im Senat, die zweite am neunten November vor dem Volk, die dritte am dritten Dezember wiederum zum versammelten Volke und die vierte am funften Dezember im Senat. Cicero stand damals auf der Hohe seines Lebens. Er hatte sich zum beruhmten Redner emporgeschwungen, bekleidete das hochste Staatsamt, und die Gotter schenkten ihm das Grosste, was sein Ehrgeiz ersehnte: die Gelegenheit, das Vaterland zu retten und diese Rettung mit flammenden Reden zu begleiten und zu feiern. Er fand fur seine Beredsamkeit einen wurdigen Gegenstand und fur seinen Betatigungsdrang ein erhabenes Feld. Das gab seiner ganzen Personlichkeit erhohte Schwungkraft und rief seinen beweglichen Geist zu siegesfrohem Handeln auf. Die Reden gegen Catilina zeigen die gluckliche Seelenverfassung Ciceros deutlich. Kaum jemals hat er so stolz und wuchtig, mit so unfehlbarer Beherrschung des Gedankens und Wortes, mit so freier Klarheit gesprochen, wie in ihnen. Die Reden gehoren zu den einfachsten und fasslichsten, die er gehalten hat. Dieses Buch ist ein Nachdruck der historischen Originalausgabe von 191
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Author: Fergus Millar

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807849903

Category: History

Page: 383

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One of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world, Fergus Millar has transformed the study of ancient history by shifting the focus of inquiry away from the narrow study of Athens and Rome onto the broader Mediterranean world. This book makes 16 of his most significant essays available in one edition for the first time.
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Author: René Faßbender

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640302893


Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject History - World History - Early and Ancient History, grade: 1,0 (A), Carthage College, Wisconsin, course: Augustus, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: After a century of civil wars and wide-spread fear and chaos, a new and promising leader arose, who, despite his comparably humble origins was soon to be called Augustus, the revered one, by the Senators. This once so powerful corporate body saw so much hope in this single man and bestowed numerable honors upon him, through which he eventually outranked all the other Senators in the state. By general consent of the Roman Senators, he arose as the one who would restore the Roman Republic. The events of his reign must strike us as particularly interesting, because it is unclear as to how the Republic can be restored, if an unprecedented shift of power and acceptance of this power within the Senate takes place. Research agrees that, despite Augustus' claim to have restored the Republic, the Roman State, during the larger part of his rule, qualifies as a new form of government, namely the Principate, which was to remain the dominant form of government for the centuries to come. It is therefore an essential question, how and to what extent the Senate changed. What role did it fulfill in Augustus' government and by which right was it in the Emperor's hands to initiate all of these changes and how was his own role to be defined? By taking both ancient and modern sources into account when it comes to appraising Augustus' actions, this paper shall clarify the legal status of the Emperor and trace the nature of his relationship with the Senate as well as the latter's purpose within the new government.
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Author: Nathan Rosenstein,Robert Morstein-Marx

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357204

Category: History

Page: 776

View: 360

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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Author: Cicero

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050061618

Category: History

Page: 1076

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An seine Freunde - wer da Zeugnisse dessen, was wir Freundschaft nennen, erwartet, wird sich ein wenig enttäuscht finden. Abgesehen von den Briefen an seine Gattin Terentia und seine Freigelassenen Tiro, die eine Sonderstellung einnehmen, gibt sich Cicero nur einigen wenigen Partnern gegenüber ganz so, wie er ist, und das ist doch das, was wir bei einem Freund voraussetzen: Unbefangenheit und Unverstelltheit. Die große Masse seiner Briefe ist zweckgebunden, trägt mehr oder weniger formellen Charakter. Da gilt es, das eigene politische Handeln zu rechtfertigen, das persönliche Verdienst ins rechte Licht zu rücken, Differenzen mit politischen "Freunden" auszufechten, Beziehungen für sich und andere auszuwerten, den politischen Gesinnungsgenossen bei der Stange zu halten oder zu fördern und was dergleichen mehr ist. So leuchten diese Briefe tief hinein in das Treiben der führenden Kreise und bergen mit ihren Schlaglichtern auf das politische Geschehen der Zeit eine Fülle von Interessantem und Fesselndem. Ganz von der Politik diktiert ist der Briefwechsel mit L. Plancus, M. Lepidus, D. Brutus und C. Cassius in den Büchern X, XI und XII. Er bildet eine unschätzbare Quelle für unsere Kenntnis der Vorgänge während des Todeskampfes der Republik.
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