By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo

ISBN-10: 0198767064

ISBN-13: 9780198767060

This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican heritage via the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds mild on facets of Republican heritage that have been both neglected or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of issues, together with the political background of the Read more...

summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican historical past by means of the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library. This set of papers sheds mild on points of Republican heritage that have been both missed or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of issues, together with the political heritage of the second one century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, difficulties of constitutional legislations, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. every one of them makes a particular contribution to express historic difficulties. Taken as a complete, they allow us to arrive a extra complete evaluation of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded through an advent that areas them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are via a whole set of bibliographical addenda

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47 48 Münzer, RA 190. 1–2. 49 [5] Compare, above all, Münzer, RA 257–70; RE XIII, no. 72, 334–8. 50 It has been demonstrated that the second marriage of Paullus belongs about this time. If he chose a Licinia, daughter of the opulent and influential pontifex maximus, he asserted thereby the Scipionic connection and did no harm to his material prospects. The argument still holds if Paullus’ bride was another Licinia, a niece. The son of the pontifex maximus presumably died young. But the two nephews of Crassus reached the consulate.

35. 152 BC) and Q. 7 Unfortunately the dates of their births cannot be fixed. Plutarch designates Cato and Tubero, both of whom served in the campaign of Pydna, as sons-in-law of Paullus. If his language is strictly interpreted and the marriages be assumed already to have taken place, the girls might have been born in 182 and 180 BC. 8 However that may be, divorce and remarriage certainly fall in the years 184–182 BC. The dating gives the clue—Paullus’ action bears some relation to his candidature for the consulate in 183 BC.

44 etc. The Divorce of Aemilius Paullus 25 The son of Aemilius Paullus, however, was a shining exception. When his aunt Aemilia died, he gave a part of her estate to the distressed Papiria. A tardy reparation. 54 Aemilius Paullus was one of those Romans. Plb. 9: Τοῦτο δὲ πανταχῇ μὲν ἂν εἰκότως φαίνοιτο καλόν, ἐν δὲ Ῥώμῃ καὶ θαυμαστόν· ἁπλῶς γὰρ οὐδεὶς οὐδενὶ δίδωσι τῶν ἰδίων ὑπαρχόντων ἑκὼν οὐδέν [‘Such conduct would of course be deemed good anywhere, but in Rome it was also a marvel; for absolutely no one there ever willingly gives away anything to anyone’].

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