Politics and Society in Imperial Rome

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 27, 2009 - History - 176 pages
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Politics and Society in Imperial Rome offers fresh new interpretations of the politics, society, and culture Rome's imperial era.
  • Argues that the early principate was fundamentally incompatible with the persisting structures of the Roman Republic
  • Demonstrates how these contradictory systems affected the development of Roman society
  • Includes case studies on the imperial court and the emperor Caligula, as well as chapters on the scholarship of Theodor Mommsen and Christian Meier
 

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Contents

Toward a New Interpretation
1
State Society and Political Integration
9
Friendship and PatronClient Relations
34
Public and Private
58
A Court without State The aula Caesaris
79
Meaningful Madness The Emperor Caligula
103
Theodor Mommsens Theory of Dyarchia
123
Christian Meiers Crisis without Alternative
141
Editorial Note
164
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About the author (2009)

Aloys Winterling is Professor for Ancient History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was previously Professor of Ancient History at the University of Basel.

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