Triumph and civil war in the late Republic

  title={Triumph and civil war in the late Republic},
  author={Carsten Hjort Lange},
  journal={Papers of the British School at Rome},
  pages={67 - 90}
  • C. Lange
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Papers of the British School at Rome
Many of the wars of the Late Republican period were largely civil conflicts, and there was thus a tension between the traditional expectation that triumphs should be celebrated for victories over foreign enemies and the need of the great commanders to give full expression to their prestige and charisma, and to legitimate their power. Most of the rules and conventions relating to triumphs thus appear to have been articulated as the development of Roman warfare brought new issues to the Senate's… Expand
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