Peter Wiseman on the Roman Republic

The only drawback to Prof-Emeritus Peter Wiseman’s new book ‘Remembering the Roman People’ is the £55 price-tag. Otherwise it looks fascinating. Wiseman, according to the publisher (OUP) tries to get beyond Cicero and the Optimates to discover how “the People had a coherent political ideology of its own.”

Peter Wiseman’s great attraction for me has always been his gift for building up a picture of some person or part of the ancient world using the most diverse evidence, and presenting the result in a readable way.

Roll on the paperback.

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