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Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Brian Breed, Cynthia Damon, and Andreola Rossi


This volume offers a consideration of the various ways in which Rome's civil wars were perceived, experienced, and represented by Romans and others across a variety of media and historical periods. Why did the Romans subject themselves to civil conflict repeatedly over the long course of their history? Is there something distinctive about the nature and quality of a Roman civil war? How does civil war insinuate itself into the Roman worldview and into what it means to be Roman? What influence does the Roman propensity for civil war have over how other cultures define Rome? The link between dis ... More

Keywords: discordia, Rome, civil war

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389579
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Breed, editor
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Cynthia Damon, editor
University of Pennsylvania
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Andreola Rossi, editor

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Brian W. Breed Cynthia Damon Andreola Rossi

Part I Beginnings, Endings

2 Word at War: The Prequel

William W. Batstone

Part II Cycles

Part III Aftermath

Part IV Afterlife