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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Spiros Michas rated it did not like it Dec 01, Gruen, University of California, Berkeley Word count: Oxford University Press Amazon. Useful but not especially insightful. Want to Lingott Currently Reading Read. 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.
He takes as fact the fanciful tale of Naevius’ imprisonment p. Although Mommsen was fully attuned to changes in constitutional practice and political behavior over time, the systematic ordering of his material and the massive collection of testimonia for each item far more consulted than read leaves the impression of a static structure, reducible to fixed categories.
He observes that the partisan battle in the elections of 50 was the exception in a system where personal connections and obligations were the norm p. 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.
Contents A Roman Political Year. He buys Cicero’s analysis of secret ballot measures as a diminution of elite influence p.
Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. Steven rated it really liked it Sep 04, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Michael Hattem rated it really liked it Jul 21, And what does it mean to say that only an anachronistic vision could be made convincing yhe.
Stephen Davis rated it liked it Apr 29, Polybius and the Constitution IV.
The Constitution of the Roman Republic – Paperback – Andrew Lintott – Oxford University Press
This does not pretend to be an innovative work, but it is also no mere compendium of information. Ebook This title is available as an thr. Rob Marshall rated it it was amazing Jan 19, 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.
All in all, a valuable contribution. 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. Joanna rated it liked it Nov 10, The availability of a sensible and readable digest of Republican institutions will be widely welcomed by all conatitution of Roman history, especially those almost everyone who do not have the Sitzfleisch to plow through the three volumes of Mommsen’s Staatsrecht.
His book will serve the needs of pupils and teachers for a long clnstitution to come, and its appearance is most welcome. Margaret rated it it was amazing May 17, The parcelling out of provinciae was more than an administrative convenience; it served to control aristocratic rivalry p. This is a revealing window on fundamental Roman attitudes that goes unexplored p.
A Roman Political Consitution. Current debates over the relationship between senatorial control and popular power are glanced at only briefly.
Just how one gets at the “reality” is no easy matter. Louise rated ov liked it Oct 17, A similar issue arises with regard to the multiplication of magistracies.
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The logic of this sequence, insofar as there is one, will escape most readers. Sean McConnell rated it really liked it Sep 10, To imply that legislation was influenced by voters from the countryside on the basis of two very exceptional instances is, at the least, misleading p. The shortcomings of Roman perceptions of their constitution lingott provocatively in the discussion of Cicero’s political treatises.
The peculiar five year term of the censors is best understood not as consequence of curtailment but as growth from small beginnings p. Yet the Greek historian Polybius believed that the constitution was a fundamental cause of the exponential growth of Rome’s empire.
Unlike Mommsen’s imposing tomes, this work will be both consulted and read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. The Mixed Constitution and Republican Ideology.
The Constitution of the Roman Republic
There is no other published book in English studying the constitution of the Roman Republic as a whole. Kevin rated it really liked it Dec 23, Rdpublic to Book Page. Michael Taylor rated it liked it Jul 24, The one provided is far from full.
Books by Andrew Lintott. The book requires little justification.