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Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Jessica H. Clark


This book examines the implications of Rome’s many military defeats during the Roman Republic. Tracing responses to defeat from the Second Punic War through the second century B.C.E., it reconsiders the triumphalist narratives that have sometimes dominated studies of the culture of politics and commemoration at Rome. It argues that Roman experiences in the Second Punic War led to the articulation of a particularly fraught relationship to defeat, which informed strategic priorities and commemorative activities in the aftermath of that war. A range of mechanisms developed to control the receptio ... More

Keywords: Roman Republic, Roman Senate, defeat, Roman triumph, Second Punic War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica H. Clark, author
Florida State University

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