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作者 Rosillo López, Cristina, author
書名 Public opinion and politics in the late Roman republic / Cristina Rosillo-López, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 1107145074
9781107145078 (Hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  DG231.3 R819 2017    在架上    30530001304948
 人文社會聯圖  DG231.3 .R67 2017    在架上    30650020073520
說明 xi, 270 pages : map ; 24 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-264) and indexes
This book investigates the working mechanisms of public opinion in Late Republican Rome as a part of informal politics. It explores the political interaction (and sometimes opposition) between the elite and the people through various means, such as rumours, gossip, political literature, popular verses and graffiti. It also proposes the existence of a public sphere in Late Republican Rome and analyses public opinion in that time as a system of control. By applying the spatial turn to politics, it becomes possible to study sociability and informal meetings where public opinion circulated. What emerges is a wider concept of the political participation of the people, not just restricted to voting or participating in the assemblies
1. Public Opinion in Rome: Definition, Models and Constraints -- 1.1. How Public Opinion Was Expressed and Understood in the Late Roman Republic -- 1.2. Public Opinion and the Debate on the Political Nature of the Late Roman Republic -- 1.3. Public Opinion and Informal Politics -- 1.4. Theoretical Considerations and Models of Public Opinion -- 1.5. Censorship and Public Opinion during the Late Roman Republic -- 1.5.1. Legal Constraints: Censuring Writings and Speech -- 1.5.2. Censorship in Practice before 49 BC -- 2. Sociability and Politics -- 2.1. The Physical Background of Public Opinion: Walking and Promenading as a Political Tool -- 2.2. Locations and Occasions of Sociability and Public Opinion in Rome -- 2.2.1. The Forum and Its Surroundings -- 2.2.2. Outside the Forum: Compita, Streets, and Neighbourhoods -- 2.2.3. Houses -- 3. Rumours, Gossip and Conversations in Roman Political Life -- 3.1. Rumours and Politics in Rome -- 3.2. Circulation of Rumours Outside Rome -- 3.3. Rumours, Gossip and Social Discipline -- 4. Political Literature and Public Opinion (I): Defining Political Literature -- 4.1. Authorship -- 4.2. Audience and Literacy -- 4.3. Distribution and Circulation -- 5. Political Literature and Public Opinion (II): Genres of Political Literature -- 5.1. Saturn, Verse, Popular Verse -- 5.2. Political Literature in Prose -- 5.2.1. Pamphlets or Tracts -- 5.2.2. Open Letters -- 5.2.3. Memoirs and Historical Writings -- 5.2.4. Graffiti and Placards -- 6. Groups and Agents of Public Opinion -- 6.1. Groups of Public Opinion -- 6.2. Leaders and Movers of Public Opinion -- 6.3. Disseminators of News and Public Opinion -- 6.4. Misreading Public Opinion: The Case of Caesar's Murder -- 7. Rhetoric and Public Opinion: Theory and Practice -- 7.1. How to Deal with the Audience according to Latin Rhetoricians -- 7.2. The Orator before Public Opinion -- 7.3. Public Opinion in Practice in the Courts of Justice -- 7.3.1. The Speeches against Verres -- 7.3.2. Pro Cluentio -- 7.3.3. Pro Rabirio Postumo -- 8. Conclusions -- 8.1. Public Opinion and the Public Sphere in the Late Roman Republic -- 8.2. Public Opinion in the Early Principate
主題 Communication in politics -- Rome -- History
Political culture -- Rome -- History
Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C
Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C. -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- Rome
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