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Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought: Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus

  title={Republicanism, Rhetoric, and Roman Political Thought: Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus},
  author={Daniel J. Kapust},
1. Introduction 2. An ambiguous republican: Sallust on fear, conflict, and community 3. Channeling conflict through antagonistic rhetoric in the War with Catiline 4. Exemplarity and goodwill in Livy's From the Founding of Rome 5. Tacitus on great men, bad rulers, and prudence 6. Tacitus' moral histories Epilogue. 
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