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From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Edward Bispham


Rome's once independent Italian allies became communities of a new Roman territorial state after the Social War of 91-87 bc. This book examines how the transition from independence to subordination was managed, and how — between the opposing tensions of local particularism, competing traditions, and identities, aspirations for integration, cultural change, and indifference from Roman central authorities — something new and dynamic appeared in the jaded world of the late Republic. The book charts the successes and failures of the attempts to make a new political community (Roman Italy), and new ... More

Keywords: Rome, Social War, particularism, Roman Italy, Roman citizens, the Roman Republic, Roman empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Bispham, author
Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Brasenose College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Ancient History, St Anne's College Oxford
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