Exploring the Mid-Republican Origins of Roman Military Administration
With Stylus and Spear
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This volume demonstrates the development of Roman military bureaucracy during the Middle Republic, expanding on recent research to examine these administrative systems that made possible Rome’s expansion in this period.
Bringing together literary works, epigraphy, archaeology, topography and demography, the study reveals a complex and well-structured bureaucratic system developing in parallel with the army during the Middle Republic, propelled in no small part by the stresses of the Hannibalic War. Not only the contents of documents, but the physical objects, individuals and spaces are discussed to recreate the administrative processes in maximum detail.
Exploring the Mid-Republican Origins of Roman Military Administration provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Rome’s military and administrative history, as well as anyone working on the Republican period.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
II: The Census and Centralised Military Bureaucracy
III: Recording Men on Campaign
IV: Tributum and Stipendium
V: Documents and Archives
VI: Record Producers and Record Keepers
Conclusion: The Mid-Republican Origins of Roman Military Administration
Appendix I: Men Liable and Available for Military Service
Appendix II: Men Over 17 Years Old With a Paterfamilias
Elizabeth H. Pearson is an independent scholar. She completed her PhD at the University of Manchester, UK, in 2016. In 2020 she won the Society of Military History’s Vandervort Prize for her article ‘Decimation and Unit Cohesion: Why were legionaries willing to perform decimation?’.