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Elections and electioneering in Rome

a study in the political system of the late republic

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      • Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-246) and index.Based on the authors thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994.

        StatementF. Steiner
        PublishersF. Steiner
        LC Classifications1999
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 99 p. :
        Number of Pages57
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        ISBN 103515074813
        2Heft 128.
        3Historia (Wiesbaden, Germany).

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Whispering into the ear of some candidates would be a nomenclator, a slave who had been trained to memorize the names of all the voters, so that the candidate could greet them all by name. However, the consequences of such corruption caused a lack of faith in the and the political process, which led, in part, to.

Political rallies were not permitted in Roman elections. [9] Another debated issue is turnout. He might also offer a few job opportunities — senior positions to men who were looking for work.

Expressions of thanks or praise should be sent directly to the reviewer, using the email address in the review. There are cases of people going ruinously into debt to fund their campaigns.

These parallels are illuminating, and further exploration may prove fruitful. This strategy was to be specifically targeted at the Plebeian class within the city. The iuniores would vote first, and one of them would be chosen by lot. The Roman politician does not represent a geographic area and his position of power and prospects for advancement rest with the voters.

Theme music Note: This text is attributed to Quintus Tullius Cicero and purports to be from 65-64 BC, but scholars have long debated whether it might be a forgery or some kind of rhetorical exercise. Through his voice, Cicero was able to make the Elections and electioneering in Rome that he ought to be elected based on merit, unlike many of his rival candidates who simply relied on their ancestral roots to gain public support.

" New Hampshire "The distribution or posting of electioneering communications, including but not limited to posters, cards, handbills, placards, pictures, pins, stickers, circulars, or articles of clothing, is prohibited within any no-electioneering corridor.

Wrappers lightly worn with some light shelf-wear to the extremities present. Next the 35 seniors and the 18 equites would cast their ballots. So, what were the tips that Quintus gave to his brother?

Electioneering Prohibitions

Such a view Elections and electioneering in Rome based on two untenable assumptions: that the first property class comprised wealthy people, and that the equites and members of the first class would, as a rule, support the same candidates. Unfortunately, there are many doubts as to its authenticity, accepted by some as authentic to the period, others date it a century later to an author who would not have direct knowledge of election realities.

As the practice of electoral grew in use and extent, the pool of candidates was no longer limited to a select group with riches and high birth. A system of favours To gain support from the young and middle-class elites in Rome, a different approach was needed. Vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or measure at any election provided by law; b.

There were no attempts to restrict who could donate or how much, but there were several laws passed attempting to limit candidate spending on banquets and games. The most comprehensive surviving source is the Little Handbook on Electioneering by.