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Leadership and Initiative in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome

Frolov, R. and Burden-Strevens, Christopher, eds. (2022) Leadership and Initiative in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome. Mnemosyne Supplements . Brill, Leiden & Boston, 538 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-51139-2. (KAR id:80049)


What does it mean to be a leader? This collection of seventeen studies breaks new ground in our understanding of leadership in ancient Rome by re-evaluating the difference between those who began a political action and those who followed or reacted. In a significant change of approach, this volume shifts the focus from archetypal “leaders” to explore the potential for individuals of different ranks, social statuses, ages, and genders to seize initiative. In so doing, the contributors provide new insight into the ways in which the ability to initiate communication, invent solutions, and prompt others to act resonated in critical moments of Roman history.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D51 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DE The Greco-Roman World
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Christopher Burden-Strevens
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 11:39 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 03:35 UTC
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Burden-Strevens, Christopher.

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