The Roman senate and the post-Sullan res publica

Steel, C. (2014) The Roman senate and the post-Sullan res publica. Historia, 63(3), pp. 323-339.

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This article assesses the significance of the modifications to Sulla’s constitution introduced during the 70s. It argues the post-Sullan senate was in effect divided into two groups, those who sought and held imperium-bearing magistracies and those who did not: the latter group’s experience of senatorial status was of jury service and senatorial debate. The 70s seemed to mark the decisive triumph of the former group within the Senate, but as the membership of the Senate remained unchanged the Senate’s overall weakness within the res publica persisted.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steel, Professor Catherine
Authors: Steel, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Journal Name:Historia
Publisher:Franz Steiner
ISSN (Online):2365-3108
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Franz Steiner
First Published:First published in Historia 63(3):323-339
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher.
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