Peoples of the Roman World

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 13, 2012 - History - 241 pages
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In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians. She explores over time the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world, as well as the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature. Underlining the fundamental importance of diversity in Rome's self-identity, the book explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. The Peoples of the Roman World provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious, and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary, and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.
  

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Contents

Chapter 2 Gauls Celts Germans and Other Northerners
33
Chapter 3 The Greeks Different Yet Alike
65
Chapter 4 Egypt and Egyptians in Roman Imagination and Life
99
Chapter 5 The Jews Political Social or Religious Threat or No Threat at All?
131
Chapter 6 Christians a New People
167
Chapter 7 Romes Peoples and Rome
191
Timeline
201
Glossary
213
Index
227
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About the author (2012)

Mary T. Boatwright is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University. She is the author of several books, including Hadrian and the City of Rome; Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire; The Romans: From Village to Empire, A History of Ancient Rome from Earliest Times to Constantine (with Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J. A. Talbert); and A Brief History of the Romans (with Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J. A. Talbert).

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