Henning Börm (Hrsg.), Marco Mattheis (Hrsg.), Johannes Wienand (Hrsg.)
Civil War in Ancient Greece and Rome
Contexts of Disintegration and Reintegration
Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien
437 p., 25 b/w ill, 2 b/w tables. soft cover
AbstractCivil war is the most radical form of political conflict. This volume analyses the impact of civil war on society and culture in Greco-Roman antiquity. The collected papers examine phenomena such as tyrannicide, staseis and usurpations from the classical age to late antiquity. The focus lies on the lasting impact violence and disorder had on political discourse and memory culture. In particular, the contributions explore how internal conflicts were staged and performed. Beyond spectacular triumphal celebrations there existed a broad range of symbolic forms of communication pertaining to civil war: rituals of reconciliation, reintegration and restoration as well as acts of commemoration and condemnation. The multidisciplinary volume aims at contributing to a better understanding of the performative and communicative logic of civil conflict within the ancient societies of Greece and Rome.
"…gives a valuable insight into the extreme transitions of ancient society in times of civil war."
C. H. Lange, The Classical Review 66, 2016/2
"…the book gives us some interesting and thought-provoking insights into the effects of civil war on Greek and Roman politics and society […][and] it succeeds in its aim of advancing our understanding of the impact of civil war in ancient Greece and Rome."
Paul Chrystal, Classics for All, 23.03.2017
Inga Meyer, Historische Zeitschrift 306, 2018/1
Krieg und Literatur 23, 2017
Agnés Molinier Arbo, L‘ Antiquité Classique 86, 2017
Pavel Oliva, Eirene 52, 2016