A Companion to the Roman Empire / Edition 1

A Companion to the Roman Empire / Edition 1

by David S. Potter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226443

ISBN-13: 9780631226444

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Wiley

A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries.

  • This Companion brings together thirty original essays guiding readers through Roman imperial history and the field of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial history is a

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Overview

A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries.

  • This Companion brings together thirty original essays guiding readers through Roman imperial history and the field of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial history is a compelling and vibrant subject
  • Includes significant new contributions to various areas of Roman imperial history
  • Covers the social, intellectual, economic and cultural history of the Roman Empire
  • Contains an extensive bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226444
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, #33
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
724
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.92(h) x 2.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

List of Tables xiii

Notes on Contributors xiv

Acknowledgments xvi

Reference works: Abbreviations xvii

Ancient authors: Abbreviations and Glossary xx

The Emperors of Rome from Augustus to Constantine xxix

Introduction: The Shape of Roman History: The Fate of the Governing Class 1
David S. Potter

PART I THE SOURCES 21

1 Constructing a Narrative 23
Cynthia Damon

2 Roman Imperial Numismatics 35
William E. Metcalf

3 Documents 45
Traianos Gagos and David S. Potter

4 Art, Architecture, and Archaeology in the Roman Empire 75
Lea Stirling

5 Interdisciplinary Approaches 98
James B. Rives

PART II NARRATIVE 113

6 The Emergence of Monarchy: 44 BCE–96 CE 115
Greg Rowe

7 Rome the Superpower: 96–235 CE 126
Michael Peachin

8 The Transformation of the Empire: 235–337 CE 153
David S. Potter

PART III ADMINISTRATION 175

9 The Administration of the Provinces 177
Clifford Ando

10 The Transformation of Government under Diocletian and Constantine 193
Hugh Elton

11 The Roman Army 206
Nigel Pollard

12 Greek Cities Under Roman Rule 228
Maud W. Gleason

13 Cities and Urban Life in the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire 30 BCE–250 CE 250
Jonathan Edmondson

PART IV SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE 281

14 The Imperial Economy 283
David Mattingly

15 Landlords and Tenants 298
Dennis P. Kehoe

16 The Family 312
Judith Evans Grubbs

17 Sexuality in the Roman Empire 327
Amy Richlin

18 On Food and the Body 354
Veronika E. Grimm

19 Leisure 369
Garrett G. Fagan

20 Spectacle 385
David S. Potter

PART V INTELLECTUAL LIFE 409

21 The Construction of the Past in the Roman Empire 411
Rowland Smith

22 Imperial Poetry 439
K. Sara Myers

23 Greek Fiction 453
Joseph L. Rife

24 Roman Law and Roman History 477
John Matthews

25 Roman Medicine 492
Ann Hanson

26 Philosophy in the Roman Empire 524
Sara Ahbel-Rappe

PART VI RELIGION 541

27 Traditional Cult 543
David Frankfurter

28 Jews and Judaism 70–429 CE 565
Yaron Z. Eliav

29 Christians in the Roman Empire in the First Three Centuries CE 587
Paula Fredriksen

30 Christian Thought 607
Mark Edwards

Bibliography 620

Index 681

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