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Millar, Fergus

Works: 203 works in 739 publications in 7 languages and 12,741 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DS122, 933
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fergus Millar
The Roman Near East, 31 B.C.-A.D. 337 by Fergus Millar( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Augustus to Constantine, the Roman Empire in the Near East expanded step by step, southward to the Red Sea and eastward across the Euphrates to the Tigris. In a remarkable work of interpretive history, Fergus Millar shows us this world as it was forged into the Roman provinces of Judea, Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Syria. His book conveys the magnificent sweep of history as well as the rich diversity of peoples, religions, and languages that intermingle in the Roman Near East
The emperor in the Roman world, 31 BC-AD 337 by Fergus Millar( Book )
42 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a large scale reassessment of the function of Roman emperor over three centuries (from Augustus to Constantine) and of the social realities of this exercise of power. Concentrating on the patterns of communication between the emperor and his subjects, the author shows that such communications were normally initiated by the subjects 'whether grouped in cities or other associations, or individually and that the emperor fulfilled his role primarily by making responses to them or giving decisions or verdicts between them. The book casts new light on a number of detailed historical questions such as the sources of the emperor's wealth and the ways he spent it; the imperial residences and the mobility of the court; and the relatively small and simple entourage that the emperor needed to perform his functions. But above all, it emphasizes two major historical themes: the steady detachment of the emperor from the republican institutions of the city of Rome; and the way in which relations between Emperor and Church were shaped by the emperor's long-standing relations with cities, temples and associations in the pagan world. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from literature and legal writings to inscriptions and papyri, the main text can be read without any knowledge of Latin or Greek."--Bloomsbury Publishing
A study of Cassius Dio by Fergus Millar( Book )
32 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Roman Empire and its neighbours by Fergus Millar( Book )
47 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the Jewish people in the time of Jesus by Emil Schürer( Book )
50 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and German and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emil Schürer's Geschichte des judischen Volkes im Zeitalter Jesu Christi, originally published in German between 1874 and 1909 and in English between 1885 and 1891, is a critical presentation of Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 B.C. to A.D. 135. It has rendered invaluable services to scholars for nearly a century. The present work offers a fresh translation and a revision of the entire subject-matter. The bibliographies have been rejuvenated and supplemented; the sources are presented according to the latest scholarly editions; and all the new archaeological, epigraphical
Sources for ancient history by Michael H Crawford( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caesar Augustus : seven aspects ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crowd in Rome in the late Republic by Fergus Millar( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Crowd in Rome in the Late Republic explores the consequences of a democracy in which public office could only be gained by direct election by the people. And while the Senate could indeed debate public matters, advise other officeholders, and make some administrative decisions, it could not legislate. An officeholder who wanted to pass a law had to step out of the Senate-house and propose it to the people in the Forum. In an expansion and revision of his Thomas Spencer Jerome lectures, Fergus Millar explores the development of the Roman Republic, which by its final years had come to cover most of Italy. To exercise their rights, voters had to come to Rome (or to live in or near the city as about one third of them did) and to meet in the Forum. Millar takes the period from 80 to 50 B.C., the dictatorship of Sulla to Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, and shows how crowd politics was central to the great changes that took place year after year. The volume will interest general readers, as well as students of politics and Roman history. Technical terms are explained, and foreign words are kept to a minimum
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Greek Roman Empire : power and belief under Theodosius II (408/450) by Fergus Millar( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. But in the Greek-speaking half of the eastern Mediterranean, with its capital at Constantinople, there existed a stable and successful system, using Latin as its official language, but communicating with its subjects in Greek. This book takes an inside look at how this system worked in the long reign of the pious Christian Emperor Theodosius II (408-50), and analyzes its largely successful defense of its frontiers, its internal coherence, and its relations with its subjects, with a flow of demands and suggestions traveling up the hierarchy to the Emperor, and a long series of laws, often set out in elaborately self-justificatory detail, addressed by the Emperor, through his officials, to the people. Above all, this book focuses on the Imperial mission to promote the unity of the Church, the State's involvement in intensely debated doctrinal questions, and the calling by the Emperor of two major Church Councils at Ephesus, in 431 and 449. Between the Law codes and the acts of the Church Councils, the material illustrating the workings of government and the involvement of State and Church, is incomparably richer, more detailed, and more vivid than for any previous period."--BOOK JACKET
The Roman Republic in political thought by Fergus Millar( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume completes the author's three-volume collection of essays, which, together with his books, transformed the study of the Roman Empire by shifting the focus of inquiry onto the broader Mediterranean world and beyond. The eighteen essays presented here include his classic contributions to our understanding of the impact of Rome on the peoples, cultures, and religions of the eastern Mediterranean, and the extent to which Graeco-Roman culture acted as a vehicle for the self-expression of the indigenous cultures
Government, society, and culture in the Roman Empire by Fergus Millar( )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rome, the Greek world, and the East by Fergus Millar( )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second volume of the three-volume collection of Fergus Millar's published essays draws together 20 of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule
La révolution romaine après Ronald Syme : bilans et perspectives : sept exposés suivis de discussions, Vandœuvres-Genève, 6-10 septembre 1999 by Entretiens sur l'antiquité classique( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of Jewish literature from late antiquity, 135-700 CE by Eyal Ben Eliyahu( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From major seminal works like the Mishnah or the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, to Biblical commentaries, translations of Biblical books into Aramaic or relatively little-known mystical, liturgical or apocalyptic writings, here is a complete guide to the rich tradition of Jewish literature in the second to seventh centuries of the Common Era. Each work is described in a succinct and clearly structured entry which covers its contents, dating, language and accessibility (or otherwise) in print or online. The aim throughout is to cover all of this literature and to answer the following questions. What Jewish literature, written either in Hebrew or Aramaic, has survived? What different genres of such literature are there? What printed texts, or translations into any modern language, or commentaries (either in Hebrew or a European language) are there? And, for those who want to enquire further, what are the manuscripts on which modern editions are based? This handbook will be of value to scholars and students of Jewish Studies and historians of Late Antiquity, as well as scholars in neighbouring disciplines, such as Near Eastern history or Theology."--
Das Römische Reich und seine Nachbarn by Fergus Millar( Book )
49 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion, language and community in the Roman Near East : Constantine to Muhammad by Fergus Millar( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title portrays the ways in which different ethnic, religious and linguistic communities co-existed and conflicted in the Roman Near East in the 3 centuries between the conversion of the Emperor Constantine to Christianity in 312 and the beginning of Muhammad's preaching in about 610
Aspects of the Roman East : papers in honour of Professor Fergus Millar ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Millar, Fergus
Millar, Fergus G. 1935-
Millar, Fergus Graham Burtholme 1935- Sir
Millar, Fergus Graham Burtholme, Sir, 1935-
Millar, Fergus Graham Burthulme 1935-
English (346)
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Spanish (11)
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