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The Resource Livy's political philosophy : power and personality in early Rome, Ann Vasaly

Livy's political philosophy : power and personality in early Rome, Ann Vasaly

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Livy's political philosophy : power and personality in early Rome
Title
Livy's political philosophy
Title remainder
power and personality in early Rome
Statement of responsibility
Ann Vasaly
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the political implications of the first five books of Livy's celebrated history of Rome, challenging the common perception of the author as an apolitical moralist. Ann Vasaly argues that Livy intended to convey through the narration of particular events crucial lessons about the interaction of power and personality, including the personality of the Roman people as a whole. These lessons demonstrate the means by which the Roman republic flourished in the distant past and by which it might be revived in Livy's own corrupt time. Written at the precise moment when Augustus' imperial autocracy was replacing the republican system that had existed in Rome for almost 500 years, the stories of the first pentad offer invaluable insight into how republics and monarchies work. Vasaly's innovative study furthers the integration in recent scholarship of the literary brilliance of Livy's text and the seriousness of its purpose"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vasaly, Ann
Dewey number
937
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6459
LC item number
.V37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livy
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Republicanism
  • Monarchy
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • Monarchy
  • Politics and government
  • Republicanism
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Livy's political philosophy : power and personality in early Rome, Ann Vasaly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Livy and domestic politics -- 1. The historiographical 'archaeology' -- 2. Livy's preface: on reading the first pentad -- 3. Monarchy and the education of the Roman people -- 4. Tyranny and the tyrannical temperament -- 5. The best citizen and the best orator -- 6. The Roman people and the necessity of discord -- Conclusion: Livy's 'republic'
Control code
894935715
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9781107065673
Lccn
2014043703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025331272
System control number
(OCoLC)894935715
Label
Livy's political philosophy : power and personality in early Rome, Ann Vasaly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Livy and domestic politics -- 1. The historiographical 'archaeology' -- 2. Livy's preface: on reading the first pentad -- 3. Monarchy and the education of the Roman people -- 4. Tyranny and the tyrannical temperament -- 5. The best citizen and the best orator -- 6. The Roman people and the necessity of discord -- Conclusion: Livy's 'republic'
Control code
894935715
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9781107065673
Lccn
2014043703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025331272
System control number
(OCoLC)894935715

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