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Cicero, On Pompey's Command (De Imperio), 27-49: Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, Commentary, and Translation

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Book Series: Classics Textbooks ISSN: 20542437 20542445 ISBN: 9781783740789 9781783740796 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0045 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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In republican times, one of Rome's deadliest enemies was King Mithridates of Pontus. In 66 BCE, after decades of inconclusive struggle, the tribune Manilius proposed a bill that would give supreme command in the war against Mithridates to Pompey the Great, who had just swept the Mediterranean clean of another menace: the pirates. While powerful aristocrats objected to the proposal, which would endow Pompey with unprecedented powers, the bill proved hugely popular among the people, and one of the praetors, Marcus Tullius Cicero, also hastened to lend it his support. In his first ever political speech, variously entitled pro lege Manilia or de imperio Gnaei Pompei, Cicero argues that the war against Mithridates requires the appointment of a perfect general and that the only man to live up to such lofty standards is Pompey. In the section under consideration here, Cicero defines the most important hallmarks of the ideal military commander and tries to demonstrate that Pompey is his living embodiment. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and a commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, the incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis and historical background to encourage critical engagement with Cicero's prose and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Abwesenheit von Rom: Aristokratische Interaktion in der späten römischen Republik und in der frühen Kaiserzeit

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ISBN: 9783946054016 9783946054009 9783946054023 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.43.32 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: History
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The immense ideological significance that the city of Rome held since the times of the late republic corresponded until the 2nd century AD with the actual supremacy of the urbs within the Imperium Romanum: Rome was the place where socially and politically influential players and groups met; it was where they tried to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding and agreement through complex ways of interaction. Until well into the imperial era the senatorial aristocracy considered the interacting presence of Rome as a major constant of their lifestyle. At least until the 1st century AD the emperors could not disengage themselves from the reference framework that the city was. Therefore, the forms and the reasons for aristocratic and imperial absence are of particular interest. Which role the absence of Rome played in the system of aristocratic interaction and which implications it had for politics and the society of the late republic and the early imperial era is the subject of the present study. Astrid Habenstein's work was awarded by the Historical Institute at the University of Bern with the prize for the best PhD-thesis in 2012.

Appians Κελτική

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ISBN: 9783903207042 Year: Pages: 513 DOI: 10.15661/tyche/supplement.09.appian Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 538
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Appian’s Celtic History, which deals with the military conflicts between Romans and Celts from the 4th cent. BC until the conquest of Gaul by Caesar, is despite its fragmentary state a valuable source, as it contains various information documented nowhere else or significantly different to those traditions attested by other authors. In addition to the Greek text and a German translation of the individual fragments, the present publication offers above all the first detailed commentary, which makes this little regarded source accessible.

Les institutions de la République romaine des origines à la mort d'Auguste

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Book Series: Schweizerische Beiträge zur Altertumswissenschaft ISBN: 9783796534690 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3469-0 Language: French
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History
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This book’s presentation of the republican Roman institutions and their history enables the reader to clearly distinguish between what we know from ancient sources and the contemporary knowledge based on modern research. The main goal consists in first presenting the well-documented Roman institutions of the last centuries of the Republic and then analysing the reliability of the ancient sources which deal with the origins of these institutions since the foundation of Rome.

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