C. H. Lange, Triumphs in the Age of Civil War

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Carsten Hjort Lange, Triumphs in the Age of Civil War. The Late Republic and the Adaptability of Triumphal Tradition, Londres-New York, 2016.

Éditeur : Bloomsbury Academic
Collection : Bloomsbury classical studies monographs
xiv, 333 pages
ISBN : 9781474267854
106.99 $

Many of the wars of the Late Republic were largely civil conflicts. There was, therefore, a tension between the traditional expectation that triumphs should be celebrated for victories over foreign enemies and the need of the great commanders to give full expression to their prestige and charisma, and to legitimize their power.
Triumphs in the Age of Civil War rethinks the nature and the character of the phenomenon of civil war during the Late Republic. At the same time it focuses on a key feature of the Roman socio-political order, the triumph, and argues that a commander could in practice expect to triumph after a civil war victory if it could also be represented as being over a foreign enemy, even if the principal opponent was clearly Roman. Significantly, the civil aspect of the war did not have to be denied.


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Chapter 1: A Voice from No Man's Land: Approaches to Civil War and Triumph

Chapter 2: Triumph, Ovation, Alban Mount triumph and Naval triumph

Chapter 3: The Fasti Triumphales and Triumphal Housekeeping

Chapter 4: The Late Republican Triumph: Continuity and Change

Chapter 5: Triumph and Civil War in the Late Republic: Constructing the Enemy

Chapter 6: Augustus, Triumph, Civil War, and the Victory Monument at Actium: a Reconsideration

Chapter 7: Triumphal Topography: Augustus' Triumphal and Triumph-like Returns

Epilogue: Civil War and Triumph. The Casa di Pilatos Relief

Appendix: Triumphal Arches.

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