Roman Political Ideas and Practice

Author: Frank E. Adcock
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472060880
Release Date: 1964
Genre: History

Studies Roman politics from the early kings, through the Republic, to the age of dictatorships

The Birth of Politics

Author: Melissa Lane
ISBN: 0691173095
Release Date: 2016-08-30

"First published in the United Kingdom as: Greek and Roman political ideas: a Pelican introduction, by the Penquin Group, Penguin Books ... London"--T.p. verso.

The State of Speech

Author: Joy Connolly
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400827949
Release Date: 2009-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

Rhetorical theory, the core of Roman education, taught rules of public speaking that are still influential today. But Roman rhetoric has long been regarded as having little important to say about political ideas. The State of Speech presents a forceful challenge to this view. The first book to read Roman rhetorical writing as a mode of political thought, it focuses on Rome's greatest practitioner and theorist of public speech, Cicero. Through new readings of his dialogues and treatises, Joy Connolly shows how Cicero's treatment of the Greek rhetorical tradition's central questions is shaped by his ideal of the republic and the citizen. Rhetoric, Connolly argues, sheds new light on Cicero's deepest political preoccupations: the formation of individual and communal identity, the communicative role of the body, and the "unmanly" aspects of politics, especially civility and compromise. Transcending traditional lines between rhetorical and political theory, The State of Speech is a major contribution to the current debate over the role of public speech in Roman politics. Instead of a conventional, top-down model of power, it sketches a dynamic model of authority and consent enacted through oratorical performance and examines how oratory modeled an ethics of citizenship for the masses as well as the elite. It explains how imperial Roman rhetoricians reshaped Cicero's ideal republican citizen to meet the new political conditions of autocracy, and defends Ciceronian thought as a resource for contemporary democracy.

Republicanism Rhetoric and Roman Political Thought

Author: Daniel J. Kapust
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139497114
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: History

Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought develops readings of Rome's three most important Latin historians - Sallust, Livy and Tacitus - in light of contemporary discussions of republicanism and rhetoric. Drawing on recent scholarship as well as other classical writers and later political thinkers, this book develops interpretations of the three historians' writings centering on their treatments of liberty, rhetoric, and social and political conflict. Sallust is interpreted as an antagonistic republican, for whom elite conflict serves as an outlet and channel for the antagonisms of political life. Livy is interpreted as a consensualist republican, for whom character and its observation helps to maintain the body politic. Tacitus is interpreted as being centrally concerned with the development of prudence and as a subtle critic of imperial rule.

Roman Political Thought

Author: Dean Hammer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521195249
Release Date: 2014-07-28
Genre: History

This book is the first comprehensive treatment of Roman political thought, arguing that Romans engaged in wide-ranging reflections on politics.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521481368
Release Date: 2000-05-11
Genre: Philosophy

This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.

Greek and Roman Political Ideas

Author: Melissa Lane
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141976167
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Political Science

What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.

Libertas and the Practice of Politics in the Late Roman Republic

Author: Valentina Arena
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139620161
Release Date: 2013-01-03
Genre: History

This is a comprehensive analysis of the idea of libertas and its conflicting uses in the political struggles of the late Roman Republic. By reconstructing Roman political thinking about liberty against the background of Classical and Hellenistic thought, it excavates two distinct intellectual traditions on the means allowing for the preservation and the loss of libertas. Considering the interplay of these traditions in the political debates of the first century BC, Dr Arena offers a significant reinterpretation of the political struggles of the time as well as a radical reappraisal of the role played by the idea of liberty in the practice of politics. She argues that, as a result of its uses in rhetorical debates, libertas underwent a form of conceptual change at the end of the Republic and came to legitimise a new course of politics, which led progressively to the transformation of the whole political system.

Handlungen und Handlungssysteme

Author: James S. Coleman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783486704907
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Wieder lieferbar ab Juli 2010! "Hier haben wir eine Rarität in der Soziologie vor uns: eine kohärente, scharfsinnige Analyse der ganzen Vielfalt von Kernproblemen der Disziplin - das Selbst, individuelle und soziale Entscheidung, Familie, Normen, Herrschaft, Macht, kollektives Handeln, Bürokratie, Revolution -, die überzeugend und präzise genug ist, um formale Modelle zur Dynamik sozialer Systeme zu ermöglichen." Michael T. Hannan, Cornell University

Roman Gaul Routledge Revivals

Author: John Drinkwater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317750734
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: History

Roman Gaul, first published in 1983, makes use of a wealth of archaeological discoveries and modern methods of interpretation to give an account of the Roman presence in Gaul, from the time of Caesar’s conquests until the Crisis of the third century. Professor Drinkwater emphasises the changes caused in the Three Gauls and Germany by the impact of Romanisation – urbanisation, agriculture, trade and education – and points out the often curious ways in which Roman influences survive in these areas to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the evolution of the landowning class, as well as its relationship with the artisans and traders found in townships and cities. An assessment of the strength of Romano-Gallic society and its economy in the tumultuous third century AD concludes this lively and provocative coverage of an intriguing subject. Roman Gaul will be of interest to all students of the Roman legacy.

Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: Verity Harte
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107244726
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Philosophy

This is the first exploration of how ideas of politeia (constitution) structure both political and extra-political relations throughout the entirety of Greek and Roman philosophy, ranging from Presocratic to classical, Hellenistic, and Neoplatonic thought. A highly distinguished international team of scholars investigate topics such as the Athenian, Spartan and Platonic visions of politeia, the reshaping of Greek and Latin vocabularies of politics, the practice of politics in Plato and Proclus, the politics of value in Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, and the extension of constitutional order to discussions of animals, gods and the cosmos. The volume is dedicated to Professor Malcolm Schofield, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient philosophy.

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

Author: Andrew Feldherr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521854535
Release Date: 2009-09-24
Genre: History

An introduction to how the history of Rome was written in the ancient world, and its impact on later periods. It presents essays by an international team of scholars that aim both to orient non-specialist readers to the important concerns of the Roman historians and also to stimulate new research.