The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire

dc.contributor.advisorAtkinson, John Een_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHastings, Ingriden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-10T14:12:38Z
dc.date.available2016-11-10T14:12:38Z
dc.date.issued1991en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: pages 287-298.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the relationship between political developments and the keeping of public records at Rome during a crucial time of transition in the inter-connected fields of constitutional law, politics, and administrative practices. The political value of control over records is illustrated in the Struggle of the Orders and remained a dominant issue. That knowledge is power was a reality implicitly recognised in the aristocratic constitution of the Republic, geared as it was to maintain popular political ignorance generally and so to perpetuate the dominance of a particular minority class. Throughout Republican history the question of exposure or repression of such knowledge was grounded in the socio-political tensions of a class-struggle. Translated into the changed setting of the early Principate, the same awareness of the value of control over access to state knowledge is exhibited by the emperor. Particularly relevant was the Augustan ban on the publication of senatorial proceedings, since the relationship between senate and emperor was an area where the increasingly autocratic nature of the emperor's position was most difficult to disguise.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationHastings, I. (1991). <i>The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Classical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22489en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationHastings, Ingrid. <i>"The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Classical Studies, 1991. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22489en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationHastings, I. 1991. The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hastings, Ingrid AB - This study explores the relationship between political developments and the keeping of public records at Rome during a crucial time of transition in the inter-connected fields of constitutional law, politics, and administrative practices. The political value of control over records is illustrated in the Struggle of the Orders and remained a dominant issue. That knowledge is power was a reality implicitly recognised in the aristocratic constitution of the Republic, geared as it was to maintain popular political ignorance generally and so to perpetuate the dominance of a particular minority class. Throughout Republican history the question of exposure or repression of such knowledge was grounded in the socio-political tensions of a class-struggle. Translated into the changed setting of the early Principate, the same awareness of the value of control over access to state knowledge is exhibited by the emperor. Particularly relevant was the Augustan ban on the publication of senatorial proceedings, since the relationship between senate and emperor was an area where the increasingly autocratic nature of the emperor's position was most difficult to disguise. DA - 1991 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1991 T1 - The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire TI - The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22489 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/22489
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationHastings I. The politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empire. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Classical Studies, 1991 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22489en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentClassical Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherAncient Historyen_ZA
dc.titleThe politics of public records at Rome in the late republic and early empireen_ZA
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