Diocletian and the Tetrarchy / Edition 1

Diocletian and the Tetrarchy / Edition 1

by Roger Rees
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748616616

ISBN-13: 9780748616619

Pub. Date: 12/22/2004

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book aims to make accessible the sources and controversies concerning a key period in the history of the Roman Empire - the reign of Diocletian and its immediate aftermath. Diocletian was an emperor of unusual ambition, and his reign saw considerable military success, an experiment in collegiate government, a move towards provincial capitals away from Rome, a

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This book aims to make accessible the sources and controversies concerning a key period in the history of the Roman Empire - the reign of Diocletian and its immediate aftermath. Diocletian was an emperor of unusual ambition, and his reign saw considerable military success, an experiment in collegiate government, a move towards provincial capitals away from Rome, a reorganisation of the administrative machinery of empire and its finances, and a committed project to persecute the Christians.In Part I, an introduction to Diocletian and the world of the late third century is followed by six thematic chapters covering a range of aspects of government and society under this emperor, including military, economic, religious and administrative affairs. These chapters discuss the original sources, highlight their strengths and weaknesses, and consider the main scholarly approaches to them. Throughout Part I there are regular cross references to the source material which is presented in Part II - this includes

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748616619
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2004
Series:
Debates and Documents in Ancient History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Maps
Pt. IDebates
Introduction : history and narrative3
Ch. 1The military13
Ch. 2Administration24
Ch. 3Economics37
Ch. 4Ceremonial46
Ch. 5Religion57
Ch. 6Unity, succession and legitimacy72
Pt. IIDocuments
1Aurelius Victor : Book of the Caesars93
2Eutropius : Breviarium98
3Festus : Breviarium102
4Epitome about the Caesars102
5Anonymous Valesianus104
6Lactantius : On the deaths of the persecutors105
7Ammianus Marcellinus : Histories119
8Eusebius : History of the Church119
9Malalas : Chronicle128
10Zosimus : New history128
11Panegyrici Latini X(2)128
12Panegyrici Latini XI(3)131
13Panegyrici Latini VIII(4)133
14Panegyrici Latini IX(5)135
15Panegyrici Latini VII(6)136
16Panegyrici Latini VI(7)136
17Panegyrici Latini V(8)137
18Historia Augusta138
19Edict of Maximal prices139
20Inscriptions146
21Panopolis papyri148
22Edict of Aristius Optatus158
23Land declaration158
24Legal petition160
25Notitia Dignitatum, text160
26Notitia Dignitatum, Saxon shore170
27Verona list171
28Manichaean rescript174
29Theodosian code175
30Justinianic code175
31Act of St. Crispina176
32Act of Felix the Bishop179
33Act of Julius the Veteran180
34Sketch of Luxor Fresco, Gardner Wilkinson182
35Plan of Diocletian's palace, split183
36Plan of Tetrarchic palace, Gamzigrad184
37Plan of baths of Diocletian, Rome185
38Portchester fort, Saxon shore186
39Senate house, Rome187
40Arch of Galerius, Thessalonica, detail188
41Constantinian basilica, trier189
42Maxentian basilica, Rome189
43a and b Decennalia base, Rome, details190
44Coin of Carausius191
45Arras medallion191
46Porphyry group, Venice192
47Porphyry group, Vatican library193
48Porphyry bust of Diocletian (?), Worcester Museum, Massachusetts194
49Porphyry bust of Licinius (?), Egyptian museum, Cairo195
50Porphyry bust of Galerius (?), Gamzigrad196
Chronology197
Further reading199
Essay questions203
Bibliography206
Glossary214
Websites216
Index218

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