Roman Republic and the 'New Man'
10 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2011 Last revised: 29 Jan 2012
Date Written: April 5, 1999
Scholars have preserved volumes upon volumes of ancient manuscripts that depict Rome’s illustrious past. In fact, there is so much literature concerning early Roman History that even the most tenacious student might be intimidated with the difficulty of sorting everything out. In order to avoid such frustrations, the study of Rome or any other historical investigation might be more accurately understood by directing one’s focus towards a single theme. Thus, this essay will demonstrate through the lives of Cato, Marius, and Cicero, the affects and difficulties that their status as New Men (Novi Homines) had on their social and political behavior. In addition, without deviating from the thesis, this analysis will also illuminate the very struggles central to the fall of the Roman Republic.
Keywords: New Man, Rome, History, Essay
JEL Classification: Z00
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