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Title Money and power in the Roman republic / Hans Beck, Martin Jehne, and John Serrati (eds.).

Published Bruxelles : Editions Latomus, 2016.


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 UniM Bail  937.02 MONE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Collection Latomus ; volume 355.
Collection Latomus ; v. 355.
Notes "[Money and Power] was hosted by the editors at McGill University in May 2011"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-231) and indexes.
Contents Introduction / Hans Beck, Martin Jehne, John Serrati -- 1. Currencies of Power. Lawyers, Ganges and Money: Portfolios of Power in the Late Republic / David B. Hollander -- Cash is King: the Monetization of Politics in the Late Republic / Cristina Rosillo-López -- Investing in Death: Gladiators as Investment and Currency in the Late Republic / Jonathan Edmonson -- Rhetoric and Money: The Lex Iudiciaria of 70 B.C. / Brahm Kleinman -- Provincial Commands and Money in the Late Roman Republic / Wolfgang Blösel -- 2. Money and State Action. Roman War Finances in the Age of the Punic Wars / Bruno Bleckmann -- Financing of Conquest: Roman Interaction with Hellenistic Tax Laws / John Serrati -- Bellum se ipsum alet? Financing Mid-Republican Imperialism / Nathan Rosentein -- 3. Wealth and Status. Money, Power, and Class Coherence: The ambitus Legislation of the 180s B.C. / Hans Beck -- Property Classes, Elite Wealth, and Income Distribution in the Late Republic / Elio Lo Cascio -- Cupiditas Recuniae: Wealth and Power in Cicero / Francisco Pina Polo -- Money and Power of Friend and Clients: Successful Aediles in Rome / Elizabeth Deniaux -- Senatorial Economics of Status in the Late Republic / Martin Jehne -- Bibliography -- Indices.
Summary Rome's transformation from a regional force in Latium into a Mediterranean superpower (4th to 1st centuries BCE) was accompanied by an accelerated change of economic realities. The persistent influx of vast natural and monetary resources from abroad deeply altered the basis of Rome's military. As income skyrocketed, the exercise of political influence at Rome became increasingly intertwined with issues of personal finance. Despite claims for frugality, the political power of senatorial families was always determined through the accumulation of wealth. By the 1st century BCE, the competition of these families for rank and recognition was dramatically wrapped up with access to monetary capital and economic resources. When the republic finally fell, this was also due to a financial crash that hit the very centre of Roman society. Examining monetary and financial assets, this volume discloses how economic power and 'real' capital augmented the nature of aristocratic power at Rome. Papers are grouped in three topical clusters: Currencies of Power, Money and State Action, Wealth and Status.
Other author Beck, Hans, 1969- editor.
Jehne, Martin, editor.
Serrati, John, editor.
Subject Wealth -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- Congresses.
Money -- Italy -- Rome -- History -- Congresses.
Social structure -- Rome -- Congresses.
Rome -- Economic conditions -- 510-30 B.C. -- Congresses.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 510-30 B.C. -- History -- Congresses.
Rome -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Standard Number 9789042933026
ISBN 9789042933026