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This widely respected study of social conflicts between the patrician elite and the plebeians in the first centuries of the Roman republic has now been enhanced by a new chapter on material culture, updates to individual chapters, an updated bibliography, and a new introduction. It analyzes social conflicts between patricians and plebeians in early republican Rome. It includes chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic illuminating social, economic, legal, religious, military, and political aspects as well as the reliability of historical sources. The contributors have written addenda for the new edition, updating their chapters in light of recent scholarship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405100601
ISBN-10: 1405100605
Format: Hardback
(252mm x 177mm x 34mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Kurt A. Raaflaub

Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History at Brown University. His recent publications include Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (co-authored, 2006), The Discovery of Freedom in Ancient Greece (2004), War and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (co-edited, 1999), and Democracy, Empire, and the Arts in Fifth-Century Athens (co-edited, 1998).

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