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Critical History of Early Rome

Gary Forsythe:
(From Prehistory to the First Punic War)


01. Italy in Prehistory

- The Land and its Linguistic Diversity
- Modern Archaeology and Prehistory
- Prehistoric Italy
- The Ice Man
- The Bronze and Iron Ages
- Ancient Languages and Modern Archaeology

02. Archaic Italy c. 800–500 B.C.
- Phoenicians in the West
- Greek Colonization in the West
- The Formation of Etruscan Civilization
- Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans
- Growth and Decline of Etruscan Civilization
- The Alphabet
- The Archaeology of Early Latium

03. The Ancient Sources for Early Roman History

- The Annalistic Tradition
- The Antiquarian Tradition
- Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus
- Cicero and Diodorus Siculus
- Ancient Documentary Sources
- Roman Oral Tradition and Greek Myth

04. Rome During the Regal Period

- The Nature of the Evidence
- The Site of Rome
- The Archaeology of Early Rome
- The Ancient Literary Tradition
- Archaic Roman Institutions
Rome’s Growth and Expanding Horizons

05. Archaic Roman Religion

- Some Important Roman Divinities
- The Official Religious Calendar
- The Religious Priesthoods
- Roman Religious Practices and Ideology

06. The Beginning of the Roman Republic

- How Did The Monarchy End?
- The Nature and Origin of the Consulship
- The Early Consular Fasti
- Patricians and Plebeians
- Senators, Patricians, and Priests
- The Plebeian Tribunate
- The Tribal and Other Assemblies
- Rome and the Latins
- Sp. Cassius, the Fabii, and the Cremera
- Clan Warfare and the Lapis Satricanus

07. Rome of the Twelve Tables

- The Trial of K. Quinctius
- Appius Herdonius and Quinctius Cincinnatus
- Facts and Fictions of the Plebeian Tribunate
- The Decemviral Legislation
- Jurisdiction in Early Roman Law
- Litigation and Orality in Early Roman Law
- Society and Economy
- The Second Board of Decemvirs
- The Prohibition of Intermarriage
- The Second Secession and the Valerian Horatian Laws

08. Evolution and Growth of the Roman State, 444–367 B.C.

- The Military Tribunes with Consular Power
- The Sedition of Sp. Maelius
- The War Against Fidenae
- The War Against Veii
- The Gallic Catastrophe and Its Aftermath
- The Sedition of M. Manlius Capitolinus
- The Licinian Sextian Laws

09. Rome’s Rise to Dominance, 366–300 B.C.

- The Emergence of the Roman Nobility
- Tibur, Gauls, Greeks, and Carthage
- The Samnites and the First Samnite War
- The Latin War and its Consequences
- The Second Samnite War
- The Philinus Treaty
- Other Significant Changes in the Roman State
- Roman Factional Politics

10. Rome’s Conquest and Unification of Italy, 299–264 B.C.

- The Third Samnite War
- Early Roman Coinage
- Military Ethos and Aristocratic Family Tradition
- Domestic and Foreign Affairs during the 280s B.C.
- The Pyrrhic War
- The Roman Organization of Italy
- Some Final Assessments


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