Christopher Smith (DPhil 1992, Oxford) is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews and was from 2009 to 2017 Director of the British School at Rome. He was one of the editors of The Fragments of the Roman Historians (Oxford, 2013).
Kaj Sandberg (PhD 2001, Åbo Akademi University, Turku) is Researcher at Åbo Akademi University and was from 2006 to 2009 Director of the Finnish Institute in Rome. He has published a number of articles and monographs on Republican Rome, including Magistrates and Assemblies: A study of Legislative Practice in Republican Rome (Rome, 2001).
Contributors are: Hans Beck, Seth Bernard, Vera Binder, Martine Chassignet, Gabriele Cifani, Tim Cornell, Penelope Davies, Massimiliano di Fazio, Karl Hölkeskamp, Duncan MacRae, Dennis Pausch, Francisco Pina Polo, John Rich, Andrew Riggsby, Kaj Sandberg, Marianna Scapini, Christopher Smith, Henriette van der Blom.
Anyone interested in Roman Republican history and historiography, and also the fields of antiquarianism, oratory and archaeology.
Table of contents
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
The Origins of the Annalistic Tradition
1 Fabius Pictor, Ennius and the Origins of Roman Annalistic Historiography
2 L’“archéologie” de Rome dans les annales d’Ennius: Poetica fabula ou annalium monumentum?
3 The Discovery of Numa’s Writings: Roman Sacral Law and the Early Historians
Antiquarians and Historians
4 On the Edges of History
5 Diligentissumus investigator antiquitatis? ‘Antiquarianism’ and Historical Evidence between Republican Rome and the Early Modern Republic of Letters
6 Inspired Leaders versus Emerging Nations: Varro’s and Cicero’s Views on Early Rome
7 Which One is the Historian? A Neglected Problem in the Study of Roman Historiography
History and Oratory
8 How Much History did the Romans Know? Historical References in Cicero’s Speeches to the People
Francisco Pina Polo
9 Ciceronian Constructions of the Oratorical Past
Henriette van der Blom
10 Cicero, Documents and the Implications for History
The Literary Construction of History
11 Livy’s Battle in the Forum between Roman Monuments and Greek Literature
12 Echi dalle tragedie tebane nelle storie di Roma arcaica
13 Figures of Memory. Aulus Vibenna, Valerius Publicola and Mezentius between History and Legend
Massimiliano Di Fazio
History and Monuments
14 Monumenta, Documenta, Memoria: Remembering and Imagining the Past in Late Republican Rome
16 Visibility Matters. Notes on Archaic Monuments and Collective Memory in Mid-Republican Rome
16 Aedificare, res damnosissima. Building and Historiography in Livy, Books 5–6
Seth G. Bernard
17 Memoria by Multiplication: The Cornelii Scipiones in Monumental Memory
18 Constructing, Deconstructing and Reconstructing Civic Memory in Late Republican Rome
Penelope J. E. Davies