Fundamental to an understanding of the Roman Republic is comprehension of the tribal system employed to organize citizens. Used first for the census, raising an army, and tax collection, tribes later became voting districts for the election of magistrates. Voting districts were distributed geographically in and around the city of Rome and eventually throughout the Italian countryside, and they have been studied through evidence largely textual and epigraphical.
In this volume, first published in 1960, evidence is adduced to locate and describe the tribes' locations. In his major new update, Lily Ross Taylor's disciple and scholarly follower Jerzy Linderski brings forward new evidence resolving earlier cruces, updates the lengthy bibliography on voting districts, and situates this invaluable work in its historical perspective.
"As never before, one can see the Roman political system in Italy at work."
—American Historical Review
"Professor Taylor has made easily available a mass of detailed information on many complex issues of fundamental importance to an understanding of Republican political life. Her book will long be an indispensable research tool for any serious work on the public life of the Roman Republic."
"This long-awaited work is, after Broughton's MRR, the most important book for the historian of the Roman Republic that has appeared in English since the war."
—Journal of Roman Studies
Jacket image: Coin of L. Cassius Longinus in 63 (Crawford, RRC, no. 413) (only issue of this moneyer). Private collection, published with permission.