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By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo

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ISBN-13: 9780198767060

This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican heritage via the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds mild on points of Republican historical past that have been both missed or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of themes, together with the political background of the Read more...

summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican historical past through the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds gentle on elements of Republican heritage that have been both ignored or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of issues, together with the political heritage of the second one century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, difficulties of constitutional legislations, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. every one of them makes a particular contribution to express old difficulties. Taken as a complete, they permit us to arrive a extra finished review of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded by way of an creation that areas them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are by means of an entire set of bibliographical addenda

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But Plutarch might have known that marriage and divorce in the dynastic houses of the Roman nobility were not mere matters of a man’s private taste and inclination: they were political events, marking as they did the formation, the confirmation, or the dissolution of political alliances. The date of Paullus’ divorce and remarriage is therefore of some historical importance. The births of the two sons of Papiria certainly fall in the years 187–184 BC. The elder, who was given [3] in adoption to the Fabii (Q.

Cornelius Mammula and C. Maenius, praetors in 180 BC. Of the other eight praetors of this biennium, and successful candidates for the consulate, only one, Cn. Scipio Hispallus (cos. 176 BC), seems to be entirely outside the Fulvian combination. 56 Manlius had been praetor long ago in 189 BC, M. Brutus actually in 191 BC. 58 59 [4] 57 Cf. Münzer, RA 157–9. See [RA 191–212]. See n. 25. BC; 34 Approaching the Roman Revolution [10] But the Fulvian party could not keep up this rate much longer: they were constrained to share their power and influence with other groups.

Splendidly attested by the elevation of M. 1), is adequate. The dates produced by the Roman annalists are fraudulent as well as erroneous. 6–7. For a stemma of the patrician Papirii see Münzer, RA 114. The last representatives were L. Papirius Maso (pr. 176 BC) and that C. Papirius Maso who was successfully prosecuted by T. Coponius of Tibur [3] (Cic. Balb. 53–54). Münzer adds C. Papirius C. f. Vel. Masso, attested by the inscription ILS 907. But this person can hardly be a patrician, for he belongs to the tribus Velina, which was only instituted in 241 BC.

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