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The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic
It has often been thought that Roman politics was dominated by a governing class, or even aristocracy, and it has sometimes been presumed that the Senate was a legislative body. The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic takes a dramatically new tack, and explores the consequences of a democracy in which public office could be gained only by direct election by the people. And ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by University of Michigan Press
(first published 1998)
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You will need quite a bit of background information to follow this book. The author cites and follows many of the big and small events in the last decades of the Republic, expecting the reader to pick up on those immediately. A detailed and vivid image of popular politics in the late Republic is presented and readers with sufficient background knowledge will appreciate it a lot.