Social Struggles in Archaic Rome: New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders

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Kurt A. Raaflaub
Wiley, 2005 - History - 417 pages
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This widely respected study of social conflicts between the patrician elite and the plebeians in the first centuries of the Roman republic has now been enhanced by a new chapter on material culture, updates to individual chapters, an updated bibliography, and a new introduction.

  • Analyzes social conflicts between patricians and plebeians in early republican Rome
  • Includes chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic illuminating social, economic, legal, religious, military, and political aspects as well as the reliability of historical sources
  • Contributors have written addenda for the new edition, updating their chapters in light of recent scholarship

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Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History at Brown University. His recent publications include Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (co-authored, 2006), The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (2004), War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (co-edited, 1999), and Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-Century Athens (co-edited, 1998).

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