Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - History - 470 pages
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Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have transformed our understanding of the communal culture and civil government of the Greco-Roman world. This second volume of the three-volume collection of Millar's published essays draws together twenty of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire (some of them published in inaccessible journals). Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule. As in the first volume of the collection, English translations of the extended Greek and Latin passages in the original articles make Millar's essays accessible to readers who do not read these languages.
  

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A collection of papers by an historian of ancient Rome. There's a lot of interesting information in this volume, especially because Millar does a good job of clearly distinguishing the things we can ... Read full review

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Contents

Emperors at Work
3
Trajan Government by Correspondence
23
The Fiscus in the First Two Centuries
47
The Aerarium and Its Officials under the Empire
73
Cash Distributions in Rome and Imperial Minting
89
Epictetus and the Imperial Court
105
Condemnation to Hard Labour in the Roman Empire from the JulioClaudians to Constantine
120
The Equestrian Career under the Empire
151
Local Cultures in the Roman Empire Libyan Punic and Latin in Roman Africa
249
P Herennius Dexippus The Greek World and the ThirdCentury Invasions
265
The Imperial Cult and the Persecutions
298
The World of the Golden Ass
313
Empire and City Augustus to Julian Obligations Excuses and Status
336
Italy and the Roman Empire Augustus to Constantine
372
Style Abides
399
A New Approach to the Roman Jurists
417

Emperors Frontiers and Foreign Relations 31 BC to AD 378
160
Government and Diplomacy in the Roman Empire during the First Three Centuries
195
Emperors Kings and Subjects The Politics of TwoLevel Sovereignty
229
The Greek East and Roman Law The Dossier of M Cn Licinius Rufinus
435
Index
465
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Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History emeritus at Oxford University.

Hannah M. Cotton is professor of ancient history and classics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Guy M. Rogers is professor of classics and history at Wellesley College.

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