Das Vorbild der Vergangenheit

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Author  Iris Samotta
Publisher  Franz Steiner Verlag
Publication Date   September 1, 2009
ISBN  351509167X
Pages  506

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The imaginary subjects of the Roman writers Cicero and Sallust demonstrate how strongly the political culture of Rome was influenced by historical perception. Both authors derived the impulse for their political actions from the place within historical continuity at which they located themselves. Additionally, the impressive self-confidence with which they predicted the future success of the radical changes they proposed constitutes a clear indication of the unbroken capacity for learning and regeneration of the republican institutional system. German text.

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