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Sulla

Politics and Reception

Ed. by Eckert, Alexandra / Thein, Alexander

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    To be published:
    November 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-062482-3
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    Overview

    • International collaborative volume on Sulla, a key figure of the late Roman Republic
    • Sulla's political impact in Rome, Italy and the Greek East
    • Sulla’s reception in Greek and Roman writers and in modern scholarship

    Aims and Scope

    This book brings together an international group of scholars to offer new perspectives on the political impact and afterlife of the dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (138–78 B.C.), one of the most important figures in the complex history of the last century of the Roman Republic. It looks beyond the march on Rome, the violence of the proscriptions, or the logic of his political reforms, and offers case studies to illustrate his relations with the Roman populace, the subject peoples of the Greek East, and his own supporters, both veterans and elites, highlighting his long-term political impact and, at times, the limits on his exercise of power. The chapters on reception reassess the good/bad dichotomy of Sulla as tyrant and reformer, focusing on Cicero, while also examining his importance for Sallust, and his characterisation as the antithesis of philhellenism in Greek writers of the Imperial period. Sulla was not straightforward, either as a historical figure or exemplum, and the case studies in this book use the twin approach of politics and reception to offer new readings of Sulla’s aims and impact, both at home and abroad, and why he remained of interest to authors from Sallust to Plutarch and Aelian.

    Details

    Approx. 175 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix; Reception history; Ancient Rome; Dictatorship

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    Alexandra Eckert, University of Oldenburg, Germany, Alexander Thein, University College Dublin, Ireland.

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