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Social Struggles in Archaic Rome : New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders - Kurt A. Raaflaub

Social Struggles in Archaic Rome

New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders


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This widely respected study of social conflicts between the patrician elite and the plebeians in the first centuries of the Roman republic has now been enhanced by a new chapter on material culture, updates to individual chapters, an updated bibliography, and a new introduction.<br><ul><br><li>Analyzes social conflicts between patricians and plebeians in early republican Rome <br><li>Includes chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic illuminating social, economic, legal, religious, military, and political aspects as well as the reliability of historical sources <br><li>Contributors have written addenda for the new edition, updating their chapters in light of recent scholarship </li></ul>

"A path-breaking collection of articles and a model ofcollaborative enterprise when it first appeared, SocialStruggles has long been essential reading for students andscholars alike of the Republic's early history. Itsre-publication in an expanded second edition is to be warmlywelcomed. Quite simply, it is the best introduction available inany language to the complexities of this poorly understood butcrucial period in Rome's rise to world power." NathanRosenstein, The Ohio State University

"Raaflaub's collection of essays has since its appearance been astandard work of reference and guide to the complexities of earlyRome. The alternative views expressed on key issues make this arich and rewarding account. Now updated, Social Struggles inAncient Rome will once again define the future course ofresearch in the field." Christopher J Smith, University of StAndrews

"Raaflaub's revised publication should continue tostimulate debate regarding Rome's social, political andreligious organization in the first centuries of theRepublic."
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Notes on Contributors.

Preface to the second edition.

Preface to the first edition.

Chronological Table.


1. The Conflict of the Orders in Archaic Rome: A Comprehensive and Comparative Approach.

Kurt A. Raaflaub.

2 The Value of the Literary Tradition Concerning Archaic Rome: Timothy J. Cornell.

3 The Formation of the ?Annalistic Tradition?: The Example of the Decemvirate: Jurgen von Ungern-Sternberg.

4. The Contribution of Archaeology to Early Roman History: Russell T. Scott.

5. Patricians and Plebeians: The Origins of a Social Dichotomy: Jean-Claude Richard.

6. The Definition of patres and plebs: An End to the Struggle of the Orders: Richard E. Mitchell.

7. The Rise of the plebs in the Archaic Age of Rome: Arnaldo Momigliano.

8. From Protection and Defense to Offense and Participation: Stages in the Conflict of the Orders: Kurt A. Raaflaub.

9. Religious Aspects of the Conflict of the Orders: The Case of confarreatio: Jerzy Linderski.

10. The Political Significance of the Codification of Law in Archaic Societies: An Unconventional Hypothesis: Walter Eder.

11. The Tenth Table and the Conflict of the Orders: Mark Toher.

12. The Integration of the Plebians into the Political Order after 366 bc: Robert Develin.

13. The End of the Conflict of the Orders: Jurgen von Ungern-Sternberg.


Index of Subjects.

Index of Persons and Places.

Index of Scholars.

Index of Sources

ISBN: 9781405100618
ISBN-10: 1405100613
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 417
Published: 9th January 2006
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 17.53  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised