The Roman Historical Tradition: Regal and Republican Rome
The study of Regal and Republican Rome presents a difficult and yet exciting challenge. The extant evidence, which for the most part is literary, is late, sparse, and difficult, and the value of it has long been a subject of intense and sometimes heated scholarly discussion. This volume provides students with an introduction to a range of important problems in the study of ancient Rome during the Regal and Republican periods in one accessible collection, bringing together a diverse range of influential papers. Of particular importance is the question of the value of the historiographical evidence (i.e. what the Romans themselves wrote about their past). By juxtaposing different and sometimes incompatible reactions to the evidence, the collection aims to challenge its readers and invite them to join the debate, and to assess the ancient evidence and modern interpretations of it for themselves.
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The Myth of Romulus and the Origins of Rome
Numa and Pythagoras The Life and Death of a Myth
Demaratus and the Corinthian Kings of Rome
The Enigma of Servius Tullius
The Legend of Lucius Brutus
Three Roman Aetiological Myths
The Fabii at the River Cremera and the Spartans at Thermopylae
The Roman History of Roman Colonization
The Lex Ouinia and the Emancipation of the Senate
Qualis pater talis filius? As the father so the son?
Cicero the Historian and Cicero the Antiquarian
The Tradition of the Spolia Opima M Claudius Marcellus and Augustus
Studies in Dionysius of Halicarnassus III The Agrarian Bill of Spurius Cassius
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