Negotiating ideas of peace in the civil conflicts of the late Republic

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The civil conflicts of the late Republic gave rise to discourses and debates on the stability of the state: as part of this discourse the idea and meaning of ‘peace’ was something being negotiated by various political agents in order to establish their political positions within the state. This paper explores the politicization of peace, specifically pax, through an examination of its manipulation in relation to other concepts in order to express and justify power relations between Romans.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeace and reconciliation in the classical world
EditorsE. P. Moloney, M. S. Williams
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2017


  • agreement (concordia), Caesar, Cicero, civil war, enemy (hostis), late Republic, negotiation, peace (pax), triumph, victory

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