The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War


The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War is part of a burgeoning new trend that focuses on the great impact of stasis and civil war on Roman society. This volume specifically concentrates on the Late Republic, a transformative period marked by social and political violence, stasis, factional strife, and civil war. Its constitutive chapters closely study developments and discussions concerning the concept of civil war in the late republican and early imperial historiography of the late Republic, from L. Cornelius Sulla Felix to the Severan dynasty.

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Biographical Note

Carsten Hjort Lange (PhD University of Nottingham, 2008) is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. Publications include two monographs, Res Publica Constituta: Actium, Apollo and the Accomplishment of the Triumviral Assignment (Brill, 2009) and Triumphs in the Age of Civil War: The Late Republic and the Adaptability of Triumphal Tradition (Bloomsbury, 2016), as well as two co-edited volumes, The Roman Republican Triumph (Quasar, 2014) and the award-winning Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician (Brill, 2016).
Frederik Juliaan Vervaet (PhD Ghent University, 2002) is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The High Command in the Roman Republic (Steiner Verlag, 2014) and co-editor of Despotism and Deceit in the Greco-Roman World (Brill, 2010), The Roman Republican Triumph (Quasar, 2014) and Eurasian Empires in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2017), and has published a wide range of papers in Roman republican and early imperial history.

Contributors are: Carsten H. Lange; Frederik J. Vervaet; Andrew J. Turner; Richard Westall; John A. Lobur; Henriette van der Blom; Josiah Osgood; Pedro López Barja de Quiroga; Dexter Hoyos; Eleanor Cowan; Michèle Lowrie; Barbara Vinken; Honora H. Chapman; Federico Santangelo; Rhiannon Ash; David Wardle; Bram L.H. ten Berge; Kathryn Welch; Jesper M. Madsen.


All interested in civil war and the history of Rome, especially in the Late Republic, and anyone concerned with Greco-Roman historiography, especially informed laypersons as well as university students at all levels and scholars.

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