Social Struggles in Archaic Rome: New Perspectives on the Conflict of the Orders, 2nd, Expanded and Updated Edition
Preface to the second edition.
Preface to the first edition.
1. The Conflict of the Orders in Archaic Rome: A Comprehensive and Comparative Approach.
Kurt A. Raaflaub.
2 The Value of the Literary Tradition Concerning Archaic Rome: Timothy J. Cornell.
3 The Formation of the “Annalistic Tradition”: The Example of the Decemvirate: Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg.
4. The Contribution of Archaeology to Early Roman History: Russell T. Scott.
5. Patricians and Plebeians: The Origins of a Social Dichotomy: Jean-Claude Richard.
6. The Definition of patres and plebs: An End to the Struggle of the Orders: Richard E. Mitchell.
7. The Rise of the plebs in the Archaic Age of Rome: Arnaldo Momigliano.
8. From Protection and Defense to Offense and Participation: Stages in the Conflict of the Orders: Kurt A. Raaflaub.
9. Religious Aspects of the Conflict of the Orders: The Case of confarreatio: Jerzy Linderski.
10. The Political Significance of the Codification of Law in Archaic Societies: An Unconventional Hypothesis: Walter Eder.
11. The Tenth Table and the Conflict of the Orders: Mark Toher.
12. The Integration of the Plebians into the Political Order after 366 bc: Robert Develin.
13. The End of the Conflict of the Orders: Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Persons and Places.
Index of Scholars.
Index of Sources
"Raaflaub's collection of essays has since its appearance been a standard work of reference and guide to the complexities of early Rome. The alternative views expressed on key issues make this a rich and rewarding account. Now updated, Social Struggles in Ancient Rome will once again define the future course of research in the field." Christopher J Smith, University of St Andrews
“Raaflaub’s revised publication should continue to stimulate debate regarding Rome’s social, political and religious organization in the first centuries of the Republic.”
- Analyzes social conflicts between patricians and plebeians in early republican Rome
- Includes chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic illuminating social, economic, legal, religious, military, and political aspects as well as the reliability of historical sources
- Features a new chapter on aspects of material culture and a new introduction
- Contributors have written addenda for the new edition, updating their chapters in light of recent scholarship
- Includes an updated bibliography