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By David S. Potter

ISBN-10: 1405178264

ISBN-13: 9781405178266

A significant other to the Roman Empire offers readers with a consultant either to Roman imperial historical past and to the sphere of Roman reviews, taking account of the latest discoveries.

This significant other brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sphere of Roman studies.
Shows that Roman imperial heritage is a compelling and colourful subject.
Includes major new contributions to varied components of Roman imperial history.
Covers the social, highbrow, monetary and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire.
Contains an intensive bibliography.

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Ulpian elsewhere Introduction 17 stresses both that the governor is second only to the emperor in the province, and that he is constrained to respect his subjects in a wide range of official and semiofficial interactions. If a man put his foot wrong too many times, he could be ruined. ’’ Furthermore, as Clifford Ando shows, mutual suspicion was compounded by the tendency of local elites to try and draw the imperial authorities into disputes where they had very little background, and where the support staff would be totally inadequate to find out everything that needed to be known.

It was Syme’s genius that enabled him to join contemporary German scholarship with English traditions of narrative historiography, and it was his profound interest in the literary quality of narrative that set his work apart from that of Mu¨nzer, and, indeed, of Gelzer, whose later books on major figures of the late republic seem rarely to unite the conclusions of Die Nobilita¨t with his own narratives. The extraordinary ability to combine social analysis with narrative that is characteristic of Syme’s early work is equally evident in his masterful Tacitus (1958a), a book that remains fundamental to all studies of Roman historiography (Bowersock 1993: 556).

Jones to understand the true power of Rostovtzeff’s analysis and attempt a creative reformation of his understanding of the ancient economy as a tool for analyzing the institutional structures of social control (A. H. M. Jones 1952: 359; Crook 1971: 426). Jones himself was something of an outsider, though more out of choice than training or background. A product of New College, Oxford, whose brilliance won him immediate election to All Souls after he took his degree in 1926, Jones did not hold a regular academic appointment in England until 1939 (he had taught in Cairo from 1929 to 1934).

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