Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Rhetorics of Land and Power in the Polla Inscription (CIL I2 638)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Mnemosyne

The famous inscription from Polla reporting a Roman magistrate’s management of problems and opportunities in Italian and provincial contexts is a perennial tease: its information is rich but contradictory. In this paper we accept a second century bce date for the inscription and the events it reports but leave the much discussed question of the dedicator’s identity aside in order to focus on the inscription’s rhetoric: by looking at the grounds on which the magistrate claims the esteem of his audience, rather than at how the information he provides ‘is consistent with’ some other set of facts, be it an individual career or a war or a political movement, we gain a clearer understanding of his message and intended audience or audiences. What emerges, we suggest, is a magistrate presenting himself as the ‘face’ of Roman hegemony in southern Italy and Sicily, and in the process revealing the complex processes of cooperation and domination, negotiation and concession that were fundamental to Roman hegemony in that period. More particularly, we argue for the relevance of our magistrate’s actions in Sicily to his reception in Lucania, despite the different status of the two areas vis-à-vis the Roman state.

Affiliations: 1: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Classical Studies201 Cohen Hall, Philadelphia, pa, 19104USAsethgbernard@gmail.com; 2: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Classical Studies201 Cohen Hall, Philadelphia, pa, 19104USAcdamon@sas.upenn.edu; 3: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Classical Studies201 Cohen Hall, Philadelphia, pa, 19104USAcgrey@sas.upenn.edu

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1568525x-12301416
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Angeli Bertinelli M.G. " Un titulus inedito di M’. Acilio Glabrione, da Luni " mefra 1993 Vol 105 7 31 http://dx.doi.org/10.3406/mefr.1993.1790
2. Badian E. Foreign clientelae (264-70 b.c.) 1958 Oxford
3. Barrandon N. , Kirbihler F. Administrer les provinces de la République romaine: Actes du colloque de l’Université de Nancy II, 4-5 juin 2009 2010 Rennes
4. Beloch K.J. Der italische Bund unter Roms Hegemonie: Staatsrechtliche und statistische Forschungen 1880 Leipzig
5. Beloch K.J. Römische Geschichte bis zum Beginn der punischen Kriege 1926 Leipzig
6. Bloy D. " Greek War Booty at Luna and the Afterlife of Manius Acilius Glabrio " maar 1998/9 Vol 43 4 49 61
7. Bracco V. " L’elogium di Polla " raan 1954 Vol 29 5 38
8. Bracco V. " Ancora sull’elogium di Polla " raan 1960 Vol 35 149 163
9. Bradley K.R. Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World, 140 B.C.-70 b.c. 1989 Bloomington
10. Bradley K.R. " ‘The Regular, Daily Traffic in Slaves’: Roman History and Contemporary History " cj 1992 Vol 87 2 125 138
11. Brennan T.C. " The Commanders in the First Sicilian Slave War " Rivista di filologia e istruzione classica 121 1993 153 184
12. Brennan T.C. The Praetorship in the Roman Republic 2000 Vol 2 vols. Oxford
13. Brunt P.A. Italian Manpower, 225 b.c.-a.d.14 1971 London
14. Burckhardt L.A. Herzig Heinz E. , Frei-Stolba E. " Gab es in der Gracchenzeit ein optimatisches Siedlungsprogramm? Bermerkungen zum Elogium von Polla und den vi]asiei vicani aus dem Ackergesetz von 111 v. Chr " Labor omnibus unus. Gerold Walser zum 70. Geburtstag dargebracht von Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern 1989 Wiesbaden 3 20
15. Burdese A. Studi sull’ager publicus 1952 Turin
16. Campbell B. The Writings of the Roman Land Surveyors: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary 2000 London
17. Canali di Rossi F. " Due note di epigrafia tardo-repubblicana " Acta XII Congressus internationalis epigraphiae graecae et latinae 2007 Barcelona 231 240
18. Carlsen J. Carlsen , Lo Cascio Land, Labour and Legislation in Late Republican Italy 2009 303 315
19. Carlsen J. , Lo Cascio E. Agricoltura e scambi nell’Italia tardo-repubblicana 2009 Bari
20. Clemente G. Yogi T. , Doi M. " Sicily and Rome: The Impact of Empire on a Roman Province " Forms of Control and Subordination in Antiquity 1986 Leiden 105 120
21. Coarelli F. Giardina , Schiavone La Sicilia tra la fine della guerra annibalica e Cicerone 1981 1 18
22. Colivicchi F. Local Cultures of South Italy and Sicily in the Late Republican Period: Between Hellenism and Rome 2011 Portsmouth, R.I.
23. Crawford M.H. Roman Statutes 1996 Vol 2 vols. London
24. Crogiez S. " Les stations du cursus publicus en Calabrie: Un état de la recherche " mefra 1990 Vol 102 1 389 431 http://dx.doi.org/10.3406/mefr.1990.1673
25. Degrassi A. " Inscriptiones Italiae XIII.1. " Fasti et elogia 1963 Rome
26. Di Giuseppe H. Colivicchi Hannibal’s Legacy and Black Glaze Ware in Lucania 2011 57 76
27. Di Lieto M. Colivicchi The North Lucanian Area in the Roman Republican Period 2011 44 56
28. Fentress E. " Toynbee’s Legacy: Southern Italy after Hannibal " jra 2005 Vol 18 2 482 488
29. Fracchia H. Lo Cascio , Storchi Marino The Romanization of the Ager Buxentinus 2002 55 73
30. Fracchia H. , Gualtieri M. Colivicchi The Countryside of Regio II and Regio III (300 B.C.-A.D. 14) 2011 11 29
31. Franciosi A. Franciosi G. " La romanizzazione del Vallo di Diano in età graccana e l’elogio di Polla " La romanizzazione della Campania antica 2002 Naples 195 228
32. Frank T. " ‘Dominium in Solo Provinciali’, and ‘Ager Publicus’ " jrs 1927 Vol 17 141 161
33. Frank T. " On the Migration of Romans to Sicily " AJPh 1935 Vol 56 1 61 64
34. Fraschetti A. Giardina , Schiavone Per una prosopografia dello sfruttamento: Romani e Italici in Sicilia (212-44 a.C.) 1981 51 77
35. Giardina A. , Schiavone A. " Società romana e produzione schiavistica " L’Italia. Insediamenti e forme economiche 1981 Vol Vol. 1. Bari
36. Gualtieri M. La Lucania romana: Cultura e società nella documentazione archeologica 2003 Naples
37. Gualtieri M. de Ligt , Northwood Lucanian Landscapes in the Age of ‘Romanization’ (Third to First Centuries bc): Two Case Studies 2008 387 413
38. Hinrichs F.T. " Der römische Strassenbau zur Zeit der Gracchen " Historia 1967 Vol 16 162 176
39. Hinrichs F.T. " Nochmals zur Inschrift von Polla " Historia 1969 Vol 18 251 255
40. Hirschfeld O. Kleine Schriften 1913 Berlin
41. Inglieri R.U. " “Elogium” di Manio Acilio Glabrione, vincitore di Antioco il Grande alle Termopili " Notizie degli scavi di antichità 1952 Vol 6 20 25
42. Isayev E. Lo Cascio , Storchi Marino The Role of the Indigenous Centers in Lucania and Their Collapse in the III century B.C 2002 107 128
43. Isayev E. Inside Ancient Lucania: Dialogues in History and Archaeology 2007 London
44. Jehne M. Eilers C. " Diplomacy in Italy in the Second Century BC " Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World 2009 Leiden 143 170
45. Jehne M. , Pfeilschifter R. Herrschaft ohne Integration? Rom und Italien in republikanischer Zeit 2006 Frankfurt am Main
46. Linke B. Jehne , Pfeilschifter Bürger ohne Staat? Die Integration der Landbevölkerung in der römischen Republik 2006 65 94
47. Lintott A.W. Judicial Reform and Land Reform in the Roman Republic: A New Edition, with Translation and Commentary, of the Laws from Urbino 1992 Cambridge
48. Launaro A. Peasants and Slaves: The Rural Population of Roman Italy (200 BC to AD 100) 2011 Cambridge
49. Laurence R. The Roads of Roman Italy: Mobility and Cultural Change 1999 London/New York
50. de Ligt L. Rosenstein , Morstein-Marx The Economy: Agrarian Change during the Second Century 2006 590 605
51. de Ligt L. , Northwood S. People, Land, and Politics: Demographic Developments and the Transformation of Roman Italy 300 BC-AD 14 2008 Leiden
52. Lo Cascio E. , Storchi Marino A. Modalità insediative e strutture agrarie nell’Italia meridionale in età romana 2002 Bari
53. Luzzatto G.I. " Nota minima sul cosiddetto Elogium di Polla (CIL I 2638 =X 6950) " Studi in onore di Emilio Betti, III: Storia del diritto e diritto romano 1962 Milan 375 398
54. Mazza M. Giardina , Schiavone Terra e lavoratori nella Sicilia tardo-repubblicana 1981 19 49
55. Marzullo A. L’elogium di Polla, la via Popilia e l’applicazione della lex Sempronia agraria del 133 a.C. 1937 Salerno
56. Mouritsen H. Italian Unification: A Study in Ancient and Modern Historiography 1998 London
57. Mouritsen H. Jehne , Pfeilschifter Hindsight and Historiography: Writing the History of Pre-Roman Italy 2006 23 37
58. Mouritsen H. de Ligt , Northwood The Gracchi, the Latins, and the Italian Allies 2008 471 483
59. Nicolet C. L’inventaire de monde: Géographie et politique aux origines de l’Empire romain 1988 Paris
60. Panebianco V. " L’attività di ricerca archeologica a cura della Direzione dei Musei Provinciali del Salernitano " Apollo iii-iv 1963-1964 3 38
61. Pelling C. Powell A. , Smith C. " Was There an Ancient Genre of ‘Autobiography’? " The Lost Memoirs of Augustus and the Development of Roman Autobiography 2009 Swansea 41 64
62. Pitimada L. " Sull’elogium di Polla " Archivio storico per la Calabria e la Lucania 1956 Vol 25 489 493
63. Pittia S. Prag Les données chiffrées dans le de Frumento de Cicéron 2007 49 80
64. Pobjoy M. Rosenstein , Morstein-Marx Epigraphy and Numismatics 2006 51 80
65. Prag J.R.W. " Auxilia and Gymnasia: A Sicilian Model of Roman Imperialism " jrs 2007a Vol 97 68 100
66. Prag J.R.W. Sicilia Nutrix Plebis Romanae: Rhetoric, Law, and Taxation in Cicero’s Verrines 2007b London
67. Prag J.R.W. Barrandon N. , Kirbihler F. " Provincial Governors and Auxiliary Soldiers " Les gouverneurs et les provinciaux sous la République romaine 2011a Rennes 15 28
68. Prag J.R.W. García Riaza E. " Provincia Sicilia: Between Roman and Local in the Third Century BC " De Fronteras a provincias: Interacción e integración en Occidente (ss.III-I aC) 2011b Palma de Mallorca 83 96
69. Rathbone D.W. Aubert J.-J. " The Control and Exploitation of ager publicus in Italy under the Roman Republic " Tâches publiques et entreprise privée dans le monde romain: Actes du diplôme d’études avancées, Universités de Neuchâtel et de Lausanne 2000-2002 2003 Geneva 135 178
70. Roselaar S.T. de Ligt , Northwood Regional Variations in the Use of Ager Publicus 2008 573 602
71. Roselaar S.T. Carlsen , Lo Cascio Competition for Land and the Privatization of ager publicus 2009 281 301
72. Roselaar S.T. Public Land in the Roman Republic: A Social and Economic History of ager publicus in Italy, 396-89 B.C 2010 Oxford
73. Rosenstein N. , Morstein-Marx R. A Companion to the Roman Republic 2006 Malden, Mass.
74. Sahin S. , Adak M. Stadiasmus Patarensis: itinera romana provinciae Lyciae. 2007 Istanbul
75. Salway B. Adams C. , Laurence R. " Travel, itineraria, and tabellaria " Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire 2001 London 22 66
76. Solin H. " Lucani e romani nella valle del Tanagro " Les ‘bourgeoisies’ municipales italiennes aux 2e et 1er siècles av. J.-C. Centre Jean Bérard, Institut français de Naples, 7-10 décembre 1981 1983 Paris 411 414
77. Susini G. " Le lapis de Polla " mawbl 1984 Vol 46 101 110
78. Toynbee A.J. Hannibal’s Legacy: The Hannibalic War’s Effects on Roman Life 1965 Vol 2 vols. London/New York
79. Verbrugghe G.P. " Sicily 210-70 B.C. Livy, Cicero and Diodorus " TAPhA 1972 Vol 103 535 539
80. Verbrugghe G.P. " The ‘Elogium’ from Polla and the First Slave War " CPh 1973 Vol 68 23 35
81. Wilson R.J.A. Sicily under the Roman Empire: The Archaeology of a Roman Province, 36 BC-AD 535 1990 Warminster
82. Wiseman T.P. " Viae Anniae " Roman Studies: Literary and Historical 1987a [1964] Liverpool 99 115
83. Wiseman T.P. " Viae Anniae Again " Roman Studies: Literary and Historical 1987b [1969] Liverpool 116 125
84. Wiseman T.P. " Roman Republican Road Building " Roman Studies: Literary and Historical 1987c [1970] Liverpool 127 156
85. Zevi F. " Considerazioni sull’elogio di Scipione Barbato " Omaggio a Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli. Studi Miscellanei 15 1969-1970 Rome 63 73
86. Zevi F. Steinby E. " Sepulcrum (Corneliorum) Scipionum " Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae IV 1999 Rome 284 285
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/1568525x-12301416
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1568525x-12301416
2014-11-12
2017-12-11

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Mnemosyne — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation