By David S. Potter

A significant other to the Roman Empire presents readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial historical past and to the sector of Roman reviews, taking account of the newest discoveries.

  • This better half brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sector of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial background is a compelling and colourful subject
  • Includes major new contributions to varied parts of Roman imperial history

  • Covers the social, highbrow, monetary and cultural historical past of the Roman Empire

  • Contains an intensive bibliography

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His last years before retirement from Yale, where he greeted at least one new student with the statement that she needed to know epigraphy and he would teach her, were spent directing the excavation of Dura Europus (Potter 2001: 320). 4 Arnaldo Momigliano and the History of Ideas The weakness most evident in the work of Syme, Rostovtzeff, and Finley is in the history of ideas. This is most striking in Syme’s work as, unlike the others, he wrote so often about the practice of history, but only in relation to the study of politics.

Worse still, he tried to mollify Fronto by offering him the salary that would have gone with the job, a million sesterces, to stay at home. 3). Equestrian offices – Macrinus had never been a senator – were graded by salary, and Macrinus clearly thought that the gift of the salary would stand for the office. This was a clear sign to Dio that Macrinus simply did not understand how senators thought. To achieve distinction was no easy thing. Dio makes it plain that a senator needed both to be respected by his peers and to have that respect recognized by the ruler.

Although Beard’s book created a stir in the United States, none of the major players in Europe seem to have read it. His concerns were not those of Friedrich Mu¨nzer, another, albeit wealthy, outsider to the establishment – he would end his life in a concentration camp – who was even then transforming the study of ancient prosopography from an antiquarian to an historical enterprise. His work was an imaginative development emerging from countless articles on members of the Roman aristocracy for the Real Encyclopaedie der Klassischen Alterumswissenschaft, as well as the masterful work of Paul de Rhoden and Hermann Dessau on the first edition of the Prosopographia Imperii Romani, which was completed in 1898.

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