This looks interesting:
Dr. Dwight Castro, Westminster professor of classics, presented “De Re Publica Romana et Re Publica Americana: Some Surprising Discoveries” at the Faires Faculty Forum on Oct. 10.
The Founders of the American Republic looked to the ancient Roman Republic as an inspiration, and sometimes as a model, when designing and “selling” the form of government embodied in the U.S. Constitution. In developing a document of Latin terminology for a recent presentation at “Septimana Californiana” (“California Week”), Castro discovered how the realities of modern American government necessitated an exploration of periods of Roman history, other than just the Republic, in order to describe the three branches of the U.S. government.
- via: Classics professor reveals discoveries about the foundations of the U.S based on the Roman Republic
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