The Governance of ROME

  • Authors
  • Karl Loewenstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. The Republic

  3. The Empire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Augustus and the Foundation of the Principate

      1. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 238-238
      2. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 239-253
      3. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 255-273
      4. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 275-291
      5. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 293-300
      6. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 301-308
      7. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 309-325
    3. The Principate in Operation

      1. Karl Loewenstein
        Pages 329-332

About this book

Introduction

Next to the Bible, Shakespeare, the French revolution and Napoleon, ancient Rome is one of the most plowed-through fields of historical experience. One of the truly great periods of history, Rome, over the centuries, deservedly has attracted the passionate attention of historians, philologists and, more recently, archeologists. Since Roman law constituted the source of the legal life of most of Western Europe, the legal profession had a legitimate interest. Veritable libraries have been built around the history of Rome. In the past confmed mostly to Italian, German, and French scholars the fascination with things Roman by now has spread to other civilized nations in­ cluding the Anglo-Saxon. Among the contributors to our knowledge of ancient Rome are some of the great minds in history and law. Our bibliography - selective, as neces­ sarily it has to be - records outstanding generalists as well as some of the numerous specialists that were helpful for our undertaking. Why, then, another study of the Roman political civilization and one that, at least measured by volume and effort, is not altogether insubstantial? And why, has to be added, one presented by an author who, whatever his reputation in other fields, ostensibly is an outsider of the classical discipline? These are legitimate questions that should be honestly answered. By training and avocation the author is a constitutional lawyer or, rather, a political scientist primarily interested in the operation of governmental institutions.

Keywords

Augustan Reform Augustus Government Reform Senat The Republic patricians plebeians roman republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2400-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-1458-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2400-6
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