The Social War was a five-year war (91-87 BCE) fought between Rome and many of its allied communities—some communities pursued citizenship; others yearned for independence. Dr. Seth Kendall, Associate Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College, joins the show to explain the particulars of the second year of the war.
Some topics explored
- Why the Social War began
- A recap of the first year (91 BCE) of the Social War
- The main allied communities that entered the war by this point against Rome
- The number of battles in the years and how the two parties faired
- Prominent Romans in the war: Marcus, Pompey, Crassus’ father, a relative of a Julius Caesar, Gaius Marius, Sulla & Marius
- The antagonistic relationship with Sulla ad Marius
- The responsibility of Consuls
- Military and diplomatic items in 90 BCE
- The Consul Lucius Julius Caesar (not the proverbial Julius Caesar) having a law passed that essentially made allied communities Roman citizens if they joined Rome in the war and details about who accepted the offer at this juncture
- The relationship with communities like the Latins
- How the second year of the war rapped up
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Professor Kendall is author of the monograph The Struggle for Roman Citizenship: Romans, Allies, and the Wars of 91-77 BCE (Gorgias Press, 2012)
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