Contested Triumphs: Politics, Pageantry, and Performance in Livy S Republican Rome (Google eBook)
University of California Press, Jan 11, 2009 - 384 pages
This pathbreaking analysis of Roman political culture in the middle Republic focuses on the concerns of the Roman Senate as it decided whether or not to award a victorious general triumphal honors. Miriam R. Pelikan Pittenger's strikingly original approach illuminates this process by examining several Senate debates as reported by the historian Livy. The conduct of these debates illustrates the competitive ethos in the elite and mirrors creative tensions between the magistrates, the Senate, and the people of Rome. "Contested Triumphs "shows how Livy dramatized the process of history in the making and vividly demonstrates how it is the struggle itself that remains most vital.
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Consular Tribunes and Privati cum Imperio Magistracy and Triumph
Crossing Provincial Boundaries Joint Campaigns and Overlapping Jurisdictions
The Importance of Closure
Body Counts or Who Killed Whom
Patterns of Success
THE PERFORMANCE OF POLITICS AND THE POLITICS OF PERFORMANCE
Prologue The Triumphs of the Second Punic War
Cn Manlius Vulso in 187 Beyond Allowable Limits?
M Popillius Laenas in 173 Inverting the Paradigm
L Aemilius Paullus in 167 Rogatio ad Populum and the Soldiers Revenge
Triumphs and Roman Values
FASTI LIVIANI REQUESTS FOR TRIUMPS 218167 BC
SUCCESS RATES OF TRIUMPH REQUEST 218167 BC
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