From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus
Rome's once independent Italian allies became communities of a new Roman territorial state after the Social War of 91-87 BC. Edward Bispham examines how the transition from independence to subordination was managed, and how, between the opposing tensions of local particularism, competing traditions and identities, aspirations for integration, cultural change, and indifference from Roman central authorities, something new and dynamic appeared in the jaded world of the late Republic. Bispham charts the successes and failures of the attempts to make a new political community (Roman Italy), and new Roman citizens scattered across the peninsula - a dramatic and important story in that, while Italy was being built, Rome was falling apart; and while the Roman Republic fell, the Italian municipal system endured, and made possible the government, and even the survival, of the Roman empire in the West.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Second Century
Latins and Italians in the Second Century
4 Municipalization and the Politics of Enfranchisement of Italy
6 The Simple Quattuorvirate Nude Dictus
7 Quattuoruiri Iure Dicundo
Appendix 1 Pompeii and Other Double Communities
Appendix 2 Romans of High Status Acting as Patrons and Magistrates of Italian Communities between the Social War and Actium
Appendix 3 The Roman Republican Municipia
Appendix 4 Puzzles
Addendum to Chapters 69
Other editions - View all
Aeclanum aediles ager Romanus allies Appian argued attested aVected Bantina Caesar Caesarian Campania charters Cicero CIL i2 CIL xi Cisalpina Citizenship2 Coarelli cognomen communities conciliabula decurions Degrassi deWnition diVerent duovirate enfranchisement epigraphic EpigraWa Etruria Etruria and Umbria eVect evidence Extat Festus funerary Gabba Gaius Galsterer Herrschaft ibid IIII uiri ILLRP inscription inXuence Italia romana Italian Italy juridical jurisdiction Latin colonies leges letter lex coloniae Genetiuae lex Flauia lex Iulia lex Tarentina Lintott Livy Lucius magistracy magistrates mentioned Mommsen Mouritsen municipal municipia municipium Oscan oYce oYcial perhaps political Polybios Pompeii populi praefectura praetor probably quattuorvirate refer Republic republican res publica reXect Roman citizens Rome Rome’s Samnites Samnium seems Senate settlement Sherwin-White signiWcant Social Social War speciWc status suggests Sullan tabula Heracleensis Tarentum terra Italia Torelli town tribes triumviral Umbria UniWcation vote Wgures Wrst century