The Constitution and the Lessons of Rome
This article identifies all references in The Federalist to ancient Rome and explains them and their import for the arguments favoring ratification. As our knowledge of classical civilization fades, we become less able to understand the meaning of a central document in our history. The article addresses this problem.
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Date of this Version
Louis J. Sirico, "The Constitution and the Lessons of Rome" (March 16, 2004). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 192.