Le M tier de citoyen dans la Rome r publicaine
Ce n'est pas tant sur la classe politique qu'a reposé la grandeur de Rome, cette oligarchie de sénateurs et de magistrats auxquels se sont surtout intéressés les historiens, mais sur l'adhésion morale de la masse civique, légionnaires et contribuables, émigrants, négociants et colons qui ont romanisé le monde. L'entreprise ici tentée par Claude Nicolet est toute neuve : par une relecture attentive de tous les textes historiques, littéraires, épigraphiques, juridiques, ainsi qu'une annalyse savante du décor monumental et du cadre topographique, essayer de faire revivre le contenu quotidien de la citoyenneté romaine aux deux derniers siècles de la République.
Rome a City and Its Empire in Perspective The Impact of the Roman World through Fergus Millar s Research
Distinguished and younger scholars have dealt with the main aspects of Millar’s research, and proposed surveys about current inquiries, as well as perspectives for future studies, mainly about the Roman republic, the functioning of the Empire and the evolution of the Near East. - Ce volume vise à confronter l’œuvre de Fergus Millar, son accueil et sa réception, les réactions qu’elle a provoquées, en privilégiant les perspectives de renouvellement de ces dernières années, notamment à propos de la République romaine, du fonctionnement de l’empire et de l’évolution du Proche-Orient.
In this book, third in a series which includes Jacques Le Goff's Medieval Characters and Eugenio Garin's Renaissance Portraits, leading scholars search for the character of the ancient Romans through portraits of Rome's most typical personages. Essays on the politician, the soldier, the priest, the farmer, the slave, the merchant, and others together create a fresco of Roman society as it spanned 1300 years. Synthesizing a wealth of current research, The Romans surveys the most complex society ever to exist prior to the Industrial Age. Searching out the identity of the ancient Roman, the contributors describe an urbane figure at odds with his rustic peers, known for his warlike nature and his love of virtue, his magnanimity to foreigners and his predilection for cutting off his enemies' heads. Most important, perhaps, of the themes explored throughout this volume are those of freedom and slavery, of citizenship and humanitas. What results from the depictions Roman society through time and across its many constituent cultures is the variety of Roman identity in all its richness and depth. These masterful essays will engage the general reader as well as the specialist in history and culture.
Poverty in the Roman World
If poor individuals have always been with us, societies have not always seen the poor as a distinct social group. But within the Roman world, from at least the Late Republic onwards, the poor were an important force in social and political life and how to treat the poor was a topic of philosophical as well as political discussion. This book explains what poverty meant in antiquity, and why the poor came to be an important group in the Roman world, and it explores the issues which poverty and the poor raised for Roman society and for Roman writers. In essays which range widely in space and time across the whole Roman Empire, the contributors address both the reality and the representation of poverty, and examine the impact which Christianity had upon attitudes towards and treatment of the poor.
Public Goods Private Goods
Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods. It is, for instance, widely held that the state may address human action in the ''public'' realm but not in the ''private.'' In Public Goods, Private Goods Raymond Geuss exposes the profound flaws of such thinking and calls for a more nuanced approach. Drawing on a series of colorful examples from the ancient world, he illustrates some of the many ways in which actions can in fact be understood as public or private. The first chapter discusses Diogenes the Cynic, who flouted conventions about what should be public and what should be private by, among other things, masturbating in the Athenian marketplace. Next comes an analysis of Julius Caesar's decision to defy the Senate by crossing the Rubicon with his army; in doing so, Caesar asserted his dignity as a private person while acting in a public capacity. The third chapter considers St. Augustine's retreat from public life to contemplate his own, private spiritual condition. In the fourth, Geuss goes on to examine recent liberal views, questioning, in particular, common assumptions about the importance of public dialogue and the purportedly unlimited possibilities humans have for reaching consensus. He suggests that the liberal concern to maintain and protect, even at a very high cost, an inviolable ''private sphere'' for each individual is confused. Geuss concludes that a view of politics and morality derived from Hobbes and Nietzsche is a more realistic and enlightening way than modern liberalism to think about human goods. Ultimately, he cautions, a simplistic understanding of privacy leads to simplistic ideas about what the state is and is not justified in doing.
Antiquit et citoyennet
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La R publique Romaine ou Plan G n ral de L ancien gouvernement de Rome
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