Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World

Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World

by J. E. Lendon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198150792

ISBN-13: 9780198150794

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled.

Overview

Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150794
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations x
1. Introduction
1(29)
2. Honour and Influence in the Roman World
30(77)
3. The Emperor
107(69)
4. Officials
176(61)
5. The Roman Army
237(30)
6. Agamemnon's Empire
267(5)
Appendix: The Latin and Greek Lexicon of Honour 272(8)
References 280(23)
Index 303

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