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Author Haimson Lushkov, Ayelet.

Title Magistracy and the historiography of the Roman republic : politics in prose / Ayelet Haimson Lushkov.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : exemplarity, magistracy, and narrative -- Magisterial authority and the politics of affection -- Authority in crisis : the Caudine Forks -- Elections and the generation of exempla -- Elections as narratives of magistracy -- Epilogue : staging authority.
Summary "The study of Roman republican magistracy has traditionally been the preserve of historians posing constitutional and prosopographical questions. As a result, one fundamental aspect of our most detailed contemporary and near-contemporary sources about magistracy has remained largely neglected: their literariness. This book takes a new approach to the representation of magistrates and shows how the rhetorical and formal features of prose texts - principally Livy's history but also works by Cicero and Sallust - shape our understanding of magistracy. Applying to the texts an expanded concept of exemplarity, Haimson Lushkov shows how a rich body of anecdotes concerning the behaviour and speech of magistrates reflects on the values and tensions that defined the republic. A variety of contexts - familial, military, and electoral, among others - flesh out the experience of being, becoming, and encountering a Roman magistrate, and the political and ethical problems highlighted and negotiated in such circumstances"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Magistrates, Roman.
Political culture -- Rome -- History.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Magistrates, Roman.
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Rome (Empire)
Römisches Reich
Chronological Term 265-30 B.C
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Haimson Lushkov, Ayelet. Magistracy and the historiography of the Roman republic. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015 9781107040908 1107040906 (DLC) 2014032235
ISBN 9781139644303 (electronic bk.)
1139644300 (electronic bk.)
9781316247587 (electronic bk.)
1316247589 (electronic bk.)