The People's Friend: The Political Ambitions of the Roman Gentes and the Valerii in the Early Republic.

Marmor, Lee.


  • Abstract: The Roman historians Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus describe the early decades of the Roman Republic as one dominated by conflict between powerful aristocratic gentes. The clans were originally backed by armed bands who attempted to seize the city by violence but as the government stabilized, the clan leaders looked for a new base of support. The Valerii were a major family in the h... read more
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