The triumviral period: civil war, political crisis and socioeconomic transformations

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Pina Polo, Francisco
Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Jul 8, 2020 - History - 512 pages
Nothing from the subsequent Augustan age can be fully explained without understanding the previous Triumviral period (43-31 BC). In this book, twenty experts from nine different countries and nineteen universities examine the Triumviral age not merely as a phase of transition to the Principate but as a proper period with its own dynamics and issues, which were a consequence of the previous years. The volume aims to address a series of underlying structural problems that emerged in that time, such as the legal nature of power attributed to the Triumvirs; changes and continuity in Republican institutions, both in Rome and the provinces of the Empire; the development of the very concept of civil war; the strategies of political communication and propaganda in order to win over public opinion; economic consequences for Rome and Italy, whether caused by the damage from constant wars or, alternatively, resulting from the proscriptions and confiscations carried out by the Triumvirs; and the transformation of Roman-Italian society. All these studies provide a complete, fresh and innovative picture of a key period that signaled the end of the Roman Republic.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
I
21
The Functioning of the Republican Institutions under the Triumvirs
49
Senatorum incondita turba Suet Aug 35 1 Was the Senate Composed
71
II
97
Civil War and the Almost Forgotten Pact of Brundisium
127
A Framework of Negotiation and Reconciliation in the Triumviral period
149
Attitudes towards and
171
The Reception of Octavians Oratory and Public Communication in
249
Words and Images
301
The Archaeology
327
The Sociopolitical Experience of the Italians during the Triumviral Period
353
Hasta infinita? Financial Strategies in the Triumviral Period
379
V
396
Triumviral Documents from the Greek East
431
Antonius and Athens
451

The Intersection of Oratory and Institutional Change
195
Invectivity in the City of Rome in the Caesarian and Triumviral periods
209
The Expression
229
VI
471
Law Violence and Trauma in the Triumviral Period
477
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About the author (2020)

Is Professor of Ancient History at the Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain). His publications include The Quaestorship in the Roman Republic (with Alejandro Díaz Fernández, 2019), Foreign clientelae in the Roman Empire: A Reconsideration (edited with Martin Jehne, 2015), and The consul at Rome: The Civil Functions of the Consuls in the Roman Republic (2011). He is currently Principal Investi-gator of the Research Group Hiberus. He was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in 2012 and 2014.


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