Acknowledgements Illustrations Preface 1. Introduction: Sullan tyranny and Sullan instability One: Negotiating the end of Sulla 2. 80 BC: the pro Roscio vanishes 3. 79 BC: the turning tide Two: Counter-Revolution 4. Urban conflict and Etrurian tumult: formulating 78-77 BC 5. More than Catiline, less than Caesar: the politics of M. Aemilius Lepidus, cos. 78 BC 6. After Sulla; after Lepidus Three: Sallust and the political culture of Rome after Sulla 7. Autocracy and stability: moving beyond the 'problems' of the speech of Lepidus 8. Dominatio and deceit: Sallust on Pompey 9. Hostile Politics (I): political discourse after Sulla 10. Hostile Politics (II): Sallust's Historiae Epilogue: Legitimacy and the end of the republic Appendix A: Evidence for the activities of M. Aemilius Lepidus, cos. 78 BC Appendix B: 'Problems' in Sallust's speech of Lepidus Works cited Index
An examination of the aftermath of Sulla's dictatorship in Rome, exploring how republican Rome responded to its first civil war and taste of autocracy.
J. Alison Rosenblitt is Senior College Lecturer in Ancient History at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, UK. Rome after Sulla is her second book. Her first book, E.E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza (2016) won a 2018 CAMWS First Book Award.
In Rome after Sulla, J. Alison Rosenblitt explores the years immediately following Sulla's dictatorship, especially the years 80-77 BC and the insurrection of M. Aemilius Lepidus (cos. 78 BC) ... [this book] makes a strong argument that Sulla's bloody dictatorship did not bring a period of stability to Rome, but instead left the Republic traumatized, divided, and ready to begin its slow descent into collapse. The book is well written and argued, and will surely be of interest to anyone interested in the late Republic. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *