Party Politics in the Age of Caesar

ISBN-10: 0520012577

ISBN-13: 9780520012578

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lily Ross Taylor

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The advice given to Cicero by his astute, campaign-conscious brother to prepare him for the consular elections of 64 B.C., has a curiously modern ring: "Avoid taking a definite stand on great public issues either in the Senate or before the people. Bend your energies towards making friends of key-men in all classes of voters." Party Politics in the Age of Caesaris a shrewd commentary on this text, designed to clarify the true meaning in Roman political life of such terms as "party" and "faction." Taylor brilliantly explains the mechanics of Roman politics as she discusses the relations of nobles and their clients, the manipulation of the state religion for political expedience, and the practical means of delivering the vote.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/1/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Personalities and Programs
Nobles, Clients, and Personal Armies
Delivering the Vote
The Role of the City Plebs and the Italians in the Voting
The Campaign for Election and Legislation
Manipulating the State Religion
Religion and Divination in Politics
Politics and the Public Priesthoods
The Criminal Courts and the Rise of a New Man
Cato and the Populares
Optimates and Populares before Catiline's Conspiracy
Cato's Leadership of the Optimates
The Union of Cato's Enemies
The Removal of Cato
Optimates and Dynasts
Propaganda and Public Opinion from 58 to 53 B.C.
Pompey's Sole Consulship
Cicero and Sallust on the Reform of the State
Caesar's Propaganda and the Gallic Succession
Catonism and Caesarism
Notes
Index
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