Roman Republic and the 'New Man'

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DiMarkco Stephen Chandler

Claremont Graduate University; California State University, Northridge

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

Suggested Citation

Chandler, DiMarkco Stephen, Roman Republic and the 'New Man' (April 5, 1999). Available at SSRN: or

DiMarkco Stephen Chandler (Contact Author)

Claremont Graduate University ( email )

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California State University, Northridge ( email )

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