By Ronald Syme, Federico Santangelo
This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished experiences on Republican historical past via the overdue Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 features of Republican background that have been both ignored or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of issues, together with the political heritage of the moment century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, difficulties of constitutional legislation, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. each one of them makes a particular contribution to express old difficulties. Taken as an entire, they allow us to arrive a extra complete review of Syme's highbrow and historiographical profile. The papers are preceded by way of an advent that areas them in the context of Syme's paintings and of the present historiography at the Roman Republic, and are via an entire set of bibliographical addenda. Read more...
summary: This quantity collects twenty-six formerly unpublished reports on Republican heritage by means of the past due Sir Ronald Syme (1903-1989), drawn from the archive of Syme's papers on the Bodleian Library.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 elements of Republican heritage that have been both missed or tangentially mentioned in Syme's released paintings. they vary throughout a large spectrum of themes, together with the political heritage of the second one century BC, the age of Sulla, the conspiracy of Catiline, difficulties of constitutional legislation, and the Roman conquest of Umbria. each one of them makes a particular contribution to precise 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 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
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A special commission of enquiry, under the presidency of the praetor C. Licinius Crassus, was set up  to investigate. But the Popillii intimidated the praetor and the whole affair was stiﬂed. So far the enormities of Fulvii, Postumii, and Popillii. It will reasonably be recalled that the transgressions of members of these families are singularly liable to enhancement. Fulvii, Postumii, and Popillii subsequently collapsed or declined as the result of political miscalculations; and they can show no more consuls in the last ﬁfty years of the Roman Republic.
395–411, where twelve patrician praetors are listed out of a total of forty-two]. 63 See further [cross-reference missing]. 64 Neither appears to have enhanced his reputation or popularity. The censor Q. Fulvius Flaccus, the head of the Fulvian house, desiring to adorn in splendours one of his own constructions, stripped the tiles from the roof of the famous temple of Juno on the Lacinian promontory. 66 As for the allies of the Fulvii, L. Postumius (cos. 68 In 173 BC the consul M. Popillius Laenas attacked without pretext or provocation a harmless tribe of Ligurians and sold them into slavery.
11. 22 She was the daughter of Ser. Sulpicius Paterculus: Val. Max. 2. Note also C. 12): not necessarily a Sulpicius Galus as assumed in RE IVA, 734. 23 In this same year Flaccus, being appointed dictator by the consul Marcellus, proceeded to secure his own election, along with Q. 24 On the whole a ﬁne performance. It could not have been achieved without allies. Some of these political operations, but hardly all of them, were carried out with the aid, or at least the connivance, of Fabius and Marcellus.