ContentsList of Illustrations VIIList of Contributors VIIIIntroduction: Classical Republicanism and Ancient Republican Models 1

Wyger Velema and Arthur Weststeijn

Renaissance Historicism and the Model of Rome in Florentine Historiography 20

Jacques Bos

The Roman Republic as a Constitutional Order in the Italian Renaissance 40

Benjamin Straumann

Commonwealths for Preservation and Increase: Ancient Rome in Venice and the Dutch Republic 62

Arthur Weststeijn

Early Modern Greek Histories and Republican Political Thought 86

William Stenhouse

A Classical Confederacy: The Example of the Achaean League in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic 109

Jaap Nieuwstraten

From Failed Republic to Polite Polis: Ancient Athens in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England 131

Christine Zabel

Painting Plutarch: Images of Sparta in the Dutch Republic and Enlightenment France 157

Wessel Krul

Against Democracy: Dutch Eighteenth-Century Critics of Ancient and Modern Popular Government 189

Wyger Velema

The Hebrew Republic in Sixteenth-Century Political Debate: The Struggle for Jurisdiction 214

Guido Bartolucci

The Hebrew Republic in Dutch Political Thought, c. 1650–1675 234

René Koekkoek

The Helvetians as Ancestors and Brutus as a Model: The Classical Past in the Early Modern Swiss Confederation 259

Thomas Maissen

Classical Models in Early Modern Poland-Lithuania 285

Tomasz Gromelski

America’s Antiquities: The Ancient Past in the Creation of the American Republic 306

Eran Shalev

Index 329

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