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By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo

ISBN-10: 0198767064

ISBN-13: 9780198767060

This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished stories on Republican historical past through the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished reports on Republican historical past via the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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

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Fulvius Flaccus (cos. 179 BC) and A. Postumius Albinus (cos. 180 BC); his brothers Sp. Postumius and L. Albinus, praetors respectively in 183 and 180 BC now at last grasped the consulate, in fraternal succession, in 174 and 173 BC. So far their careers had been blocked by the Fulvian combination. And now emerges yet another pair of brothers, significant in parallel and proximity to the Mucii and Postumii—M. Popillius Laenas (cos. 173 BC) and C. Popillius Laenas (cos. 172 BC). The Popillii had once been among the most important of the houses of the new nobility.

There came a yet more striking manifestation of the sudden predominance of the Fulvii. M. Aemilius Lepidus had twice been defeated in the consular elections through the influence of M. Fulvius Nobilior;50 yet in the year 180 BC he was elected pontifex maximus and, at the beginning of the next year, censor, with his old enemy Nobilior as colleague. 52 The alliance of Lepidus with the Fulvii revealed the full measure of his estrangement from his less successful kinsman, L. Aemilius Paullus, his colleague as praetor (191 BC), but long retarded in his efforts to reach the consulate— Lepidus attained that honour in 189 BC, Paullus only in 182.

The next consulates of Postumii belong to 186 and 180 BC. When censors were elected for 174 BC, the successful pair was Q. Fulvius Flaccus (cos. 179 BC) and A. Postumius Albinus (cos. 180 BC); his brothers Sp. Postumius and L. Albinus, praetors respectively in 183 and 180 BC now at last grasped the consulate, in fraternal succession, in 174 and 173 BC. So far their careers had been blocked by the Fulvian combination. And now emerges yet another pair of brothers, significant in parallel and proximity to the Mucii and Postumii—M.

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