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Published: 18 March 2020

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198850809

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Roman Political Culture

Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Laurens E. Tacoma

  • Offers a fresh and original perspective, challenging the prevailing view among ancient historians that deliberative and participatory politics effectively ended with the institution of the Roman monarchy under Augustus
  • Transcends traditional periodization and consciously adopts a long-term perspective, encompassing the early and high Empire, the later Empire, and post-Roman Ostrogothic Italy
  • Draws on skilled and imaginative interpretations of ancient sources that have hitherto not been fully explored, shedding new light on an important topic