This is the second of our planned five-part look (I) at the nature and structure of the Roman Republic, particularly the governing institutions of the Middle Republic, the period of the republic's height from c. 287-100 BC. Last time we discussed the component parts and nature of the res publica as a whole. This week, … Continue reading Collections: How to Roman Republic 101, Part II: Romans, Assemble!
This is the first of a planned five-part series looking at the structure of the Roman Republic as another example of civic governance structures in antiquity, to match our series on the Greek polis. As with that series, we're going to start by defining our community and its constituent parts in this part, before moving … Continue reading Collections: How to Roman Republic 101, Part I: SPQR
Fireside this week! Next week we're going to launch into our next big series on the structure of the Roman Republic, a companion to How to Polis, 101, but because of what is going on with the book project (a topic on which Patrons get monthly updates!) I wanted a lighter week before we dived … Continue reading Fireside Friday, July 14, 2023
This week we're going to take a look at an aspect of contemporary international relations, rather than ancient ones. As has become somewhat customary, I am going to use the the week of July 4th to talk about the United States, or more correctly for this July 4th, the informal coalition (with formal components) of … Continue reading Collections: The Status Quo Coalition