Politics and Society in Imperial Rome

Politics and Society in Imperial Rome

by Aloys Winterling
     
 

Politics and Society in Imperial Rome offers fresh new interpretations of the politics, society, and culture Rome's imperial era.

  • Argues that the early principate was fundamentally incompatible with the persisting structures of the Roman Republic
  • Demonstrates how these contradictory systems affected the development of Roman society

Overview

Politics and Society in Imperial Rome offers fresh new interpretations of the politics, society, and culture Rome's imperial era.

  • Argues that the early principate was fundamentally incompatible with the persisting structures of the Roman Republic
  • Demonstrates how these contradictory systems affected the development of Roman society
  • Includes case studies on the imperial court and the emperor Caligula, as well as chapters on the scholarship of Theodor Mommsen and Christian Meier

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is, in a nutshell, the argument of Aloys Winterling in this stimulating collection of essays. Winterling's work is well known to German readers and this volume will hopefully bring the attention of a non?]German audience to it. The articles collected in this volume span the last ten years, and although written on different occasions they show remarkable coherence. The thesis presented above is constantly restated from different points of view. Repetition is inevitable, but this is a minor fault: the author's arguments and methodology are new and sophisticated, and deserve to be well understood.” (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, May 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405179690
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/27/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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"This valuable book offers a fresh examination of the structure of Roman imperial government. By concentrating on the dual aspect of the imperial regime—the one part descending from the institutions of the Republic, the other emerging from the household of the emperors—Winterling frames his issue with admirable clarity."
David Potter, University of Michigan

Meet the Author

Aloys Winterling is Professor for Ancient History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was previously Professor of Ancient History at the University of Basel.

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