Friendship and Empire: Roman Diplomacy and Imperialism in the Middle Republic (353–146 BC)
Cambridge University Press, 10/11/2011
In this bold new interpretation of the origins of ancient Rome's overseas empire, Dr Burton charts the impact of the psychology, language and gestures associated with the Roman concept of amicitia, or 'friendship'. The book challenges the prevailing orthodox Cold War-era realist interpretation of Roman imperialism and argues that language and ideals contributed just as much to Roman empire-building as military muscle. Using a constructivist theoretical framework drawn from international relations, Dr Burton replaces the modern scholarly fiction of a Roman empire built on networks of foreign clients and client-states with an interpretation grounded firmly in the discursive habits of the ancient texts themselves. The results better account for the peculiar rhythms of Rome's earliest period of overseas expansion - brief periods of vigorous military and diplomatic activity, such as the rolling back of Seleucid power in Asia Minor and Greece in 192–188 BC, followed by long periods of inactivity.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
chapter 2 Friendship practices and processes
beginning international friendship
chapter 4 The duties of international friendship
chapter 5 The breakdown and dissolution of international friendship
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
Achaean League Aetolians alliance allies ambassadors amicus ancient anti-Roman Antiochus Antiochus III argued Astin Attalus attempt Badian Campanians Capua Carthage Carthaginians Cato Cato’s chapter Cicero Claudius client clientela Constructivist consul Dahlheim deditio Demetrius Demetrius of Pharos Diod diplomatic discourse discussion Eckstein 1987a Edeco embassy enemies envoys Errington 1971 Eumenes evidence exchange favors fides Flamininus friendship breakdown Galba gift Greek Gruen Hannibal Hiero Hiero II Hoyos Ilergetes Illyrian international friendship international relations international system kaª king king’s Laelius Lebow Livy Livy’s Lycortas Macedon Macedonian Mamertines Mandonius Masinissa mediation Mediterranean military moral Numidian offides partners patres peace Pergamum perhaps Perseus Philip political Polyb Polybius pro-Roman Punic Pydna Realist relationship request response Rhodes Rhodians Roman amici Roman amicitia Roman commander Roman international Roman power Rome Rome’s Rome’s friends Saguntum Scipio seen senate senate’s Sicily sources Spanish status surrender Syphax Syracusan Syracuse tän treaty troops Walbank Zonar