By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo
This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished reports on Republican historical past through the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 gentle on points of Republican heritage that have been both ignored or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of subject matters, together with the political background of the moment century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, difficulties of constitutional legislation, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. every one of them makes a particular contribution to precise ancient difficulties. Taken as an entire, they permit us to arrive a extra complete review of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded via an advent that locations them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are by way of an entire set of bibliographical addenda. Read more...
summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished reports on Republican background by way of the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 gentle on facets of Republican background that have been both missed or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of subject matters, 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. each one of them makes a particular contribution to express ancient difficulties. Taken as a complete, they allow us to arrive a extra entire review of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded through an creation that areas them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are by way of a whole set of bibliographical addenda
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Vel. Masso, attested by the inscription ILS 907. But this person can hardly be a patrician, for he belongs to the tribus Velina, which was only instituted in 241 BC. 8. 2. 24 L. Baebius, envoy to Macedonia, 169 BC; Cn. Baebius Tamphilus, pr. 168 BC; A. Baebius, at Demetrias, 167 BC. For the evidence see RE II, 2728–30. 25 Observe, for contrast, M. Porcius Cato, pr. 198, cos. 195; M’. Acilius Glabrio, pr. 196, cos. 191; Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, pr. 194, cos. 192; and even L. Porcius Licinus, pr.
Fulvius Centumalus, was chosen censor in 209 BC, at elections presided over by Q. 29 Not only that. The next generation will show a palpable combination of Fulvii and Manlii (see [above, p. 18, 20]). It does not appear to have been the result of a sudden reversal of alliances; and its roots may lie some way back. Q. Flaccus had for colleague in his censorship (231 BC) and his second consulate (224 BC) no less a person than T. 30 Apart from old Torquatus, the Manlii are not prominent or successful in this 23 24 Plb.
F. Münzer, ‘Atticus als Geschichtschreiber’, Hermes 40 (1905), 50–100 [= KS, 279–329], esp. 68–77 [= KS, 297–306]. The Roman annalists whose data were adopted by Atticus (and therefore employed by Cicero) dishonestly covered up certain anti-Scipionic actions of Cato. For example, they alleged that Scipio’s death preceded the censorship of Cato in order to obscure the fact that Cato enrolled L. Valerius Flaccus as princeps senatus in his place. 3 The reputation of Paullus was secure and canonical: no wonder that Plutarch’s biography is a panegyric.
Approaching the Roman Revolution: papers on Republican history by Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo