Reverberations of empire: Cicero, Caesar and the post-Sulan empire

Stevenson, Tom (2013). Reverberations of empire: Cicero, Caesar and the post-Sulan empire. In Dexter Hoyos (Ed.), A Companion to Roman Imperialism (pp. 181-193) Netherlands: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004236462

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Author Stevenson, Tom
Title of chapter Reverberations of empire: Cicero, Caesar and the post-Sulan empire
Title of book A Companion to Roman Imperialism
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Brill
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1163/9789004236462
Series History of Warfare
ISBN 9789004235939
9004235930
9789004236462
9004236465
ISSN 1385-7827
Editor Dexter Hoyos
Volume number 81
Chapter number 12
Start page 181
End page 193
Total pages 13
Total chapters 23
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
It has become conventional to describe Roman imperialism in the post-Sullan Republic in terms of accelerated exploitation by powerful individuals and decline in the Senate's control of war and provincial management. Evidence for greed, graft, and the pursuit of glory (gloria) seems prominent in comparison to evidence for defensive concerns and the concept of the just war (bellum iustum). Cicero and Caesar often seem little inhibited by moral concerns. This is not to say that ideas of defence and justice held no significance for them, but it is important to examine the contexts in which such ideas appear.
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