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Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

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The essays in this volume cover the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of the Mediterranean world looking in to Rome, rather than from Rome looking out. The volume reflects the immense complexity of the political and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean, from the late Republic to the age of Augustine.

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Overview

The essays in this volume cover the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of the Mediterranean world looking in to Rome, rather than from Rome looking out. The volume reflects the immense complexity of the political and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean, from the late Republic to the age of Augustine.

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Alan K. Bowman is a Tutorial Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford Hannah M. Cotton is Professor of Classics at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem Martin Goodman is Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College Simon Price is a Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall at University of Oxford

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Table of Contents

List of Maps, Tables and Figures
Notes on Contributors
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: Pursuing Democracy 1
2 Sennacherib's Siege of Jerusalem 13
3 In Search of the Pontic Community in Antiquity 35
4 Rome and the Jews: Josephus on 'Freedom' and 'Autonomy' 65
5 In arto et inglorius labor: Tacitus's Anti-history 83
6 Domitian's Palace on the Palatine and the Imperial Image 105
7 Imperial Administration and Epigraphy: In Defence of Prosopography 131
8 Lactantius and Augustine 153
App Fergus Millar: Bibliography 181
Index 189
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