Diritto e potere nella storia di Roma., English, (DLC)n 2014009705
Law and power in the making of the Roman commonwealth / Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi ; translated by Laura Kopp.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xxxii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The genesis of a political community The Etruscans From monarchy to republic Rome's republican institutions Toward Italian hegemony An aristocracy of government The evolution of Roman law and jurisprudence Rome's Mediterranean hegemony : new horizons in the 3rd century BC The reforms of the Gracchi and the crisis of the Roman ruling class Sulla's attempted restoration and the twilight of the republic Civil war Augustus : the construction of a new institutional system The architecture of governance The imperial order at its height The law and the princeps An empire of cities The conclusion of a long journey.
"With a broad chronological sweep, this book provides an historical account of Roman law and legal institutions which explains how they were created and modified in relation to political developments and changes in power relations. It underlines the constant tension between two central aspects of Roman politics: the aristocratic nature of the system of government, and the drive for increased popular participation in decision-making and the exercise of power. The traditional balance of power underwent a radical transformation under Augustus, with new processes of integration and social mobility brought into play. Professor Capogrossi Colognesi brings into sharp relief the deeply political nature of the role of Roman juridical science as an expression of aristocratic politics and discusses the imperial jurists' fundamental contribution to the production of an outline theory of sovereignity and legality which would constitute, together with Justinian's gathering of Roman legal knowledge, the most substantial legacy of Rome"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-361) and index.
Capogrossi Colognesi, Luigi. Diritto e potere nella storia di Roma. Napoli : Jovene, 2007