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Violence in Republican Rome - Andrew Lintott

Violence in Republican Rome

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780198152828
Number Of Pages: 268

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Why did the aristocracy of the Roman Republic destroy the system of government which was its basis? The answers given by ancient authorities are moral corruption and personal ambition. The modern student finds only too inevitable the causal nexus of political conflict, violence, military insurrection and authoritarian government. Yet before the era of intense violence Rome had an apparently stable constitution with a long history. In this revised edition of his classic book, for which he has written a new introduction, Andrew Lintott examines the roots of violence in Republican law and society and the growth of violence in city war and the power of armies. It suggests in conclusion that this disaster was more the outcome of folly in the choice of political means than depravity in the choice of ends.

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction to Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Backgroundp. 6
Violence and the Lawp. 22
Crueltyp. 35
The Morality of Political Violencep. 52
Violence in Practicep. 67
The Gangsp. 74
The Repression of Violencep. 89
Legislation Against Violencep. 107
Legal Remedies for Private Violencep. 125
The Annulment of Laws Passed by Violencep. 132
States of Emergencyp. 149
p. 175
Conclusionp. 204
Acts of Violence in Romep. 209
p. 217
Additional Notep. 221
Bibliographyp. 222
Indexesp. 233
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ISBN: 9780198152828
ISBN-10: 0198152825
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised