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By Gregory K. Golden

'Crisis' is the defining note for our occasions and it likewise performed a key function in defining the scope of presidency in the course of the Roman Republic. This publication is a entire research of key incidents within the historical past of the Republic that may be characterised as crises, and the institutional reaction mechanisms that have been hired by way of the governing equipment to unravel them. targeting army and different violent threats to the soundness of the governing process, this e-book highlights either the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional framework that the Romans created. taking a look at key old moments, Gregory ok. Golden considers how the Romans outlined a challenge and what measures have been taken to strive against them, together with mentioning a nation of emergency, postponing all non-war-related enterprise, and instituting an emergency army draft, in addition to resorting to rule via dictator within the early Republic.

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