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Historiography at the End of the RepublicProvincial Perspectives on Roman Rule$
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Liv Mariah Yarrow

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277544

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.001.0001

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From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

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(p.167) 4 From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics
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Historiography at the End of the Republic
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Liv Mariah Yarrow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0005

This chapter investigates the characterization of Rome particularly with reference to her domestic affairs. It also looks at the presentation of Rome's actions outside Italy and progresses from instances in which Rome treats the peoples and lands as separate sovereign bodies to those instances where Rome is the primary authority within the region in question. Of course, the distinction between these two sorts of case allows for much interpretation and many intermediary steps. Again, it is important to recall that the discussion is not concerned with ‘reality’ per se, but the authorial representations and evaluations of Roman actions.

Keywords:   Roman, Romans, Romulus and Remus, Troy and Aeneas, government, civil strife

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