Ancient History Magazine 6

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In this issue, we take a look at Early Republican Rome: although torn apart by foreign and domestic crises, it laid the foundation for western law.

Theme: Rome of the Twelve Tables

  • Jona Lendering, 'Rome in the fifth century BC - A crisis and its consequences'.
  • Richard Kroes, 'The laws of the Twelve Tables - Clarifying the rules'.
  • Marijke Gnade, 'The fifth century in Latium - An archaeological dark period'.
  • Sidney E. Dean, 'Roman patrician and plebeian pantheons - Upstairs, downstairs'.
  • Andrei Pogacias, 'Coriolanus and his legend - Hesitant traitor, tragic hero'.
  • Mark McCaffery, 'Death and funerals in Republican Rome - Three veils, a purple tunic and then flute-players'.
  • Jona Lendering, 'The significance of the Twelve Tables - Epilogue'.


  • Svenja Grosser, 'Female gladiators - Fight to the draw'.
  • Jona Lendering, 'The chronology of Mesopotamia - Deeper and deeper'.
  • Lauren van Zoonen, 'The Nike of Samothrace - Winged victory'.
  • Mike Manarpies, 'Fossils in ancient Greece - Beasts or heroes?'.
  • Patrik Klingborg, 'The dark side of Rome's first emperor - Augustus the monster'.
  • Kees Alders, 'A short look at Stoic logic - Does God play dice'.
  • Jona Lendering, 'How do we decipher ancient languages - Breaking the code'.
  • Book reviews

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