"Through his carefully constructed chronology of the praetorship, Brennan provides a new and illuminating focal point for examining the problems of the late Republic. His detailed discussion of the entire Republican period helps us to understand better the changes that were made to the system of governance. The modificiations enabled the Romans to acquire and expand their empire, but these changes, as Brennan makes clear, also resulted in the problems that brought down the Republic."--New England Classical Journal
"The list of topics is enormous, the accumulated detailed scholarship stunning. There is no doubt that Brennan's massive study is a necessary addition to the library of every professional historian of Rome and will be employed by scholars as the standard work on the praetorship for decades to come."--American Historical Review
About the Author
T. Corey Brennan is at Bryn Mawr College.