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Roman Voting Assemblies

From the Hannibalic War to the Dictatorship of Caesar
Lily Ross Taylor
Draws on archaeological evidence to reconstruct voting procedures in the assemblies

Description

"Theodor Mommsen's Römisches Staatsrecht is a monument, an Egyptian pyramid, everlasting and heavy; Lily Ross Taylor's Roman Voting Assemblies , no less erudite and no less perspicacious, is like a Venetian palace, a marvel of light and clarity. Cautious and firm in judgment, never obfuscating, the author presents the evidence—literary, inscriptional, and numismatic—and illuminates all the ways and byways of the balloting in Republican Rome. As the right to vote and the voting procedure are central issues in every republican system, this volume has been for years an indispensable guide and companion of every student of Rome. It is a classic."
—Jerzy Linderski

Lily Ross Taylor was professor of Classics at Bryn Mawr College. The author of many books and articles on Roman history and culture, in her lifetime she received numerous honors and awards, including the American Philological Association's Award of Merit. Among the posts she held were the presidency of the American Philological Association, the vice-presidency of the Archaeological Institute of America, and membership in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Praise / Awards

  • "Cautious and firm in judgment, never obfuscating, Lily Ross Taylor presents the evidence, literary, inscriptional, and numismatic, and illuminates all the ways and byways of the balloting in Republican Rome. And as the right to vote and voting procedure are central issues in every republican system, Roman Voting Assemblies has been for years an indispensable guide and companion of every student of Rome. It is a classic."
    —Jerzy Linderski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 194pp.
  • 11 photographs.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 1991
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-08125-7

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  • $25.95 U.S.

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Keywords

  • classical studies, classics, Rome, Roman, ancient history, antiquity, ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Caesar, political science, Republican Rome, Roman voting assemblies

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