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Commanders & command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Author: Fred K Drogula
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015
Series: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred K Drogula
ISBN: 9781469621265 1469621266
OCLC Number: 1120537147
Notes: Bibliografia. Índex.
Description: x, 422 pàgines ; 24 cm
Contents: Conté: Concepts and traditions of military leadership in early Rome (to 367 BC) --
Fundamental concepts of authority in early Rome (to 367 BC) --
The concept of provincia in early Rome (to 367 BC) --
The development of the classical constitution (367 to 197 BC) --
From command to governance --
The late Republic (100 to 49 BC) --
Augustan manipulation of traditional ideas of provincial governance
Series Title: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Other Titles: Commanders and command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire
Responsibility: Fred K. Drogula.

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In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula argues, provincial command was not a uniform concept fixed in positive law but rather a dynamic set of ideas shaped by traditional practice. Therefore, as the Roman state grew, concepts of authority, control over territory, and military power underwent continual transformation. This adaptability was a tremendous resource for the Romans since it enabled them to respond to new military challenges in effective ways. But it was also a source of conflict over the roles and definitions of power. The rise of popular politics in the late republic enabled men like Pompey and Caesar to use their considerable influence to manipulate the flexible traditions of military command for their own advantage. Later, Augustus used nominal provincial commands to appease the senate even as he concentrated military and governing power under his own control by claiming supreme rule. In doing so, he laid the groundwork for the early empire's rules of command. -- The University of North Carolina Press.

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