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The Cyprus Research Fund
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
The Department of History present
"Anarchy, Rivalry and the beginnings of the
Roman Empire "
Prof. Michael P. Fronda
Department of History, McGill University
Professor Fronda’s paper will examine the growth of Roman power in the ancient world by focusing on how the city of Rome came to dominate the Italian Peninsula. Through an innovative use of contemporary international relations theory, Prof. Fronda argues that Rome capitalized on the tendency for ancient state relations to be anarchic, on the one hand, but in some way limited by enduring rivalries between particular states, on the other. Rome’s ability to exploit these fundamental characteristics of ancient, and perhaps all, states led ultimately to the city’s domination of Italy and provided important lessons for the city’s conquest of the Mediterranean world.
September 17, 2009
Chester Fritz Library
East Asia Room
Reception to follow