The crisis of the republic was interpreted as a constitutional crisis and the only remedy to escape the republics fate military despotism was thought to lie not in republican virtue but in roman constitutionalism. Crisis and constitutionalism roman political thought from the fall of the republic to the age of revolution benjamin straumann pays attention to the highly juridical and legalized language used by the protagonists of the struggles of the late republic. Crisis and constitutionalism roman political thought from the fall of the republic to the age of revolution by benjamin straumann review james e g zetzel classical world volume 110 number 1 fall 2016 pp 147 148 review published by johns hopkins university press doi for additional information about this article. Benjamin straumann crisis and constitutionalism roman political thought from the fall of the republic to the age of revolutionnew york oxford university press 2016. Crisis and constitutionalism argues that the late roman republic saw for the first time in the history of political thought the development of a normative concept of constitution the concept of a set of constitutional norms designed to guarantee and achieve certain interests of the individual
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