Beskrivelse

Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Det Danske Institut for Videnskab og Kunst i Rom/Accademia di Danimarca, February 2011- ultimo May 2014

My research focuses on a key feature of the Roman socio-political order: the triumph. The transformation of the Roman political system in the first century BC led to a corresponding transformation in the function and character of the triumph, with triumphal processions of unprecedented grandeur being celebrated by the great dynasts from Sulla to Octavian. The often overlooked convention - that no triumph could be won for a civil war - became increasingly problematic in wars of the Late Republican period, which were largely civil conflicts. There was thus a tension between the traditional expectation that triumphs should be celebrated for victories over foreign enemies and the need of the great commanders to give full expression to their prestige and charisma and to legitimise their power. My work examines these tensions and the ways in which they were resolved. A monograph with be published in 2015/16: Triumphs in the Age of Civil War: the Late Republic and the Adaptability of Triumphal Tradition.
StatusAfsluttet
Effektiv start/slut dato01/02/201131/05/2014
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