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The Fabii and the Gauls : Studies in historical thought and historiography in Republican Rome.

Author: James H Richardson
Publisher: Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012.
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This e-book explores how Roman ideas about human behaviour and historiography affected the ways in which the Romans wrote about their past. The first of the e-book's three chapters considers Roman views concerning human behaviour and the impact that these had on the traditions of Rome's past. The second looks at the presentation of the gens Fabia in the literary evidence and at the ways individual Fabii were said to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Richardson, James H.
Fabii and the Gauls : Studies in historical thought and historiography in Republican Rome.
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Richardson
ISBN: 9783515101547 3515101543
OCLC Number: 875819439
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: PREFACE; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; I. THE INFLUENCE OF NOBLE SELF-PRESENTATION ON HISTORICAL THOUGHT AND HISTORIOGRAPHY; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. MODELS OF BEHAVIOUR; 3. THINKING DIFFERENTLy; 4. HEIRS, ASPIRATIONS AND ExPECTATIONS; 5. GENERAL CLAIMS; 6. SIGNIFICANCE; II. THE TRADITIONS OF THE FABII; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. Q. FABIUS VERRUCOSUS, 'THE DELAyER'; 3. THE FABII VIBULANI AND THE CONCORD OF THE STATE; 4. THE BATTLE OF CREMERA AND THE STORY OF THE SOLE SURVIVOR; 5. THE FABII AND THE SEMPRONII; 6. ELDERLy FATHERS AND RASH SONS; 7. Q. FABIUS MAXIMUS VERRUCOSUS AND Q. FABIUS MAXIMUS RULLIANUS. 8. the piety of the fabii9. the fabii and conspiracies against the state; 10. conclusion; iii. the fabii and the gauls; 1. introduction; 2. the sack of rome; 3. history and tradition; 4. athens and rome; 5. the fabii and the gauls; 6. the fabii and the consulship; 7. conclusions; epilogue; bibliography; index.

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This e-book explores how Roman ideas about human behaviour and historiography affected the ways in which the Romans wrote about their past. The first of the e-book's three chapters considers Roman views concerning human behaviour and the impact that these had on the traditions of Rome's past. The second looks at the presentation of the gens Fabia in the literary evidence and at the ways individual Fabii were said to have behaved. The final chapter examines the evidence for the Gallic sack of Rome and considers the influence that Greek historical traditions had on Rome's own traditi.

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