Approaching the Roman Revolution: papers on Republican by Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo

By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo

This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican background via the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 gentle on points of Republican background 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 heritage of the Read more...

summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican background through the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 historical past 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. each one of them makes a particular contribution to precise old difficulties. Taken as an entire, they permit us to arrive a extra complete evaluate of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded by means of an creation that areas them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are through an entire set of bibliographical addenda

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Fulvius Nobilior;11 and Paullus shortly afterwards made an attack upon Cn. 12 This seems to have done him no good—at least there is no evidence that Lepidus supported the candidature of Paullus, and subsequently their paths seem to have diverged. In the year 180 BC Lepidus went in with the Fulvio-Manlian group, got himself elected by their help pontifex maximus and censor for the next year with M. Fulvius Nobilior as his colleague; and Nobilior [5] duly enrolled his new ally as princeps senatus.

Fabius Maximus, an astute and venerable figure. 19 Q. Fulvius Flaccus was not dismayed. He had learned all the tricks—and he used them with guile and with success, not provoking the open enmity of Fabius and Marcellus. His skill in promoting himself, his relatives, and his allies soon became evident. The record of elections in the period 213–[4]209 BC is significant and unequivocal. In this year 213 BC the consul Ti. Gracchus appointed C. Claudius Centho as dictator for holding the elections. The latter then chose as his magister equitum Q.

6]). Also Q. Fulvius Flaccus, pr. 187, cos. suff. 180 BC; and M. 11), the son of the consul of 211 BC. 32 The Predominance of the Fulvii 31 witness Africanus’ overthrow of King Antiochus at Magnesia, the elections produced a pair of consuls from the opposition, eager to supersede the Scipiones in the eastern lands. 39 The new consuls were M. Fulvius Nobilior and Cn. Manlius Vulso. Of the former, praetor in 193 BC, no previous candidature is recorded. But the patrician Manlius had endured two electoral defeats when he contended against L.

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