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Rome and the Unification of Italy

Arthur Keaveney


This book narrates how, from late in the second century B.C., Rome's Italian subjects began to desire equality with her. This, at first, manifested itself in a desire for and agitation to obtain Roman citizenship. When the Romans refused to grant this, the Italians resolved to be independent and fought the Social War (91-88 B.C.) to achieve this. The Romans crushed the rebellion but were forced, ultimately, to grant the citizenship. This grant, however, was so hedged around with qualifications that further Italian intervention in Roman politics became necessary until full equality was achieved ... More

Keywords: Romans, Italians, Citizenship, Social War, Equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675372
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675372.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Keaveney, author