By Carsten Hjort Lange

a few of the wars of the overdue Republic have been principally civil conflicts. there has been, hence, a rigidity among the conventional expectation that triumphs may be celebrated for victories over international enemies and the necessity of the nice commanders to offer complete expression to their status and air of mystery, and to legitimize their power.

Triumphs within the Age of Civil War rethinks the character and the nature of the phenomenon of civil battle throughout the overdue Republic. whilst it specializes in a key function of the Roman socio-political order, the triumph, and argues commander might in perform anticipate to triumph after a civil battle victory if it can even be represented as being over a overseas enemy, no matter if the critical opponent was once essentially Roman. considerably, the civil element of the conflict didn't have to be denied.

Carsten Hjort Lange offers the 1st learn to contemplate the Roman triumph through the age of civil struggle, and argues that the assumption of civil warfare as "normal" displays the best way civil struggle permeated the politics and society of the overdue Roman Republic.

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