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Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

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In the Roman republic, only the People could pass laws, only the People could elect politicians to office, and the very word republica meant 'the People's business'. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an oligarchy? The main reason is that most of what we know about it we know from Cicero, a great man and a great writer, but also an active right-wing politician who took it for granted that what was good for a small minority of self-styled 'best people' (optimates) was good for the republic as a whole. T. P. ...

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Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199609963

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Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
2009, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199239764

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