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Libertas as a Political Idea at Rome during the Late Republic and Early Principate : Cambridge Classical Studies - C. Wirszubski

Libertas as a Political Idea at Rome during the Late Republic and Early Principate

Cambridge Classical Studies

By: C. Wirszubski, R. L. Hunter (Editor), R. G. Osborne (Editor), M. D. Reeve (Editor), Peter Garnsey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1950
ISBN: 9780521068482
Number Of Pages: 196

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This study describes the meaning of libertas as a political idea at Rome during the two hundred years or so between the Gracchi and Trajan, a period in which the Republican constitution gradually gave way and was finally superceded by the Principate which, in its own turn, considerably changed during the first century AD. Libertas, while identified with the republican constitution during the Republican period, continued to be a popular slogan and a constitutional principle under the Principate, and C H Wirszubski questions whether the political content of Roman libertas changed as the Roman constitution was transformed. He explores the general characteristics of libertas before engaging with both the background and the major points that were at issue, concluding his analysis with consideration of libertas in the context of the Principate. Originally published in the 1950s, Wirszubski's classic study has now been digitally re-printed for a new generation of scholars.

Prolegomena
General characteristics of libertas
Civil discord: optimates and populares
The decline of the traditional form of government
The Augustan principate in relation to libertas
Principatus et libertas res olim dissociabiles
Bibliography of works referred to
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521068482
ISBN-10: 0521068487
Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st January 1950
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43