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Roman World 44BC 180AD

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Examining the Roman world from an unusual and illuminating angle, this volume explores the central period of the Roman empire from Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius.

Martin Goodman focuses on the perspective of its peoples and its fringe areas, rather than from the Emperor's household, giving a balanced view of the Roman world in its entirety.
Goodman outlines and discusses the major aspects of Roman rule and ...

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Overview

Examining the Roman world from an unusual and illuminating angle, this volume explores the central period of the Roman empire from Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius.

Martin Goodman focuses on the perspective of its peoples and its fringe areas, rather than from the Emperor's household, giving a balanced view of the Roman world in its entirety.
Goodman outlines and discusses the major aspects of Roman rule and culture, as well as the marginal; the city state of Rome, politics, social and civic life, and religion.

The Roman World 44 BC–AD 180 offers a stimulating and provocative addition to the study of the Roman world in this period, which will be of vital interest to anyone concerned with the origins of Western civilization.

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The author reviews recent scholarship on the early Roman empire and presents his own perspective on its history. He notes an emphasis on writings by and about the Jews. Subject areas include political and military leadership, state operation in the city and provinces, social organization, Roman culture and life, images of the emperor, the economy, and attitudes towards Rome throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near East. Includes numerous maps and black- and-white photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Martin Goodman is positioned at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. He has written numerous books, including The Ruling Class of Judaea (1987), State and Society in Roman Galilee (1983) and contributed to The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ (1986).

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Table of Contents

1. Sources and Problems 2. The Roman World in 50 BC Part 1: Elite Politics 3. The Political Language of Rome 4. Caesar to Augustus 50 BC – AD 14 5. Julio-Claudians AD 14–68 6. Civil War and Flavians AD 68–96 7. Nerva to Marcus Aurelius AD 96–180 Part 2: The State 8. Military Autocracy 9. The Operation of the State in Rome 10. The Operation of the State in the Provinces 11. The Army in Society 12. The Image of the Emperor 13. The Extent of Political Unity 14. The Extent of Economic Unity 15. The Extent of Cultural Unity Part 3: Society 16. Reactions to Imperial Rule 17. The City of Rome: Social Organization 18. The City of Rome: Culture and Life 19. Italy and Sicily 20. The Iberian Peninsula and the Islands of the Western Mediterranean 21. France and Britain 22. The Rhineland and the Balkans 23. Greece and the Aegean Coast 24. Central and Eastern Turkey 25. The Northern Levant and Mesopotamia 26. The Southern Levant 27. Egypt 28. North Africa Part 4: Humans and Gods 29. Paganism 30. Judaism 31. Christianity

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