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Rumour and Communication in Roman Politics

Laurence, Ray (1994) Rumour and Communication in Roman Politics. Greece and Rome, 41 (01). pp. 62-74. ISSN 0017-3835. (doi:10.1017/S0017383500023214) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Recently there has been considerable debate about the nature of popular politics in the Roman Republic. This debate has demonstrated that the Roman citizen was actively involved in voting, and made conscious decisions about which candidate he should vote for at elections, and whether to vote for or against a bill at the meetings of the comitia. The results of elections and voting assemblies would seem to have been dependent upon the attendance and voting behaviour of Roman citizens. These two factors would vary according to the views and opinions of the individual citizen. This paper addresses the issue of how these views and opinions were formulated, with particular reference to the participation of Roman citizens in popular politics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0017383500023214
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 13:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34023 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Laurence, Ray: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8229-1053
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