Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republic...

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Author  Professor Henrik Mouritsen
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   June 11, 2001
ISBN  0521791006
Pages  172

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This book deals with popular political participation in republican Rome. It contributes to an ongoing debate about the role of the people in the running of the Roman state, asking whether they had any real say or had been marginalized by the elite. It approaches the issue from a practical perspective, looking at the way political meetings and assemblies functioned and at the crowds that took part. The book thus puts the current discussion about Roman "democracy" on a new footing, and places it in a social context.

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