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Questioning reputations: essays on nine Roman republican politicians

Evans, Richard John 2003. Questioning reputations: essays on nine Roman republican politicians. Pretoria: University of South Africa.

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Abstract

The reputations of a great many figures in history have been established by chance and opportunity: a single victory on the battlefield, a political triumph in domestic affairs. This statement is equally applicable for that century between 146 and 31 BC, which today is usually designated the Late Roman Republic. On the basis of often rather meagre facts, reputations have been constructed and, as a result, whole careers became mythologised by later writers even in antiquity. The main aim of this volume is to question certain reputations in order to place into a more realistic historical context the subjects under discussion.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Publisher: University of South Africa
ISBN: 9781868881987
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 01:38
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3950

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