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A Greek Roman Empire : power and belief under Theodosius II (408/450)

Author: Fergus Millar
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Sather classical lectures, v. 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Theodosius, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser; Theodosius, Byzantinisches Reich Kaiser II.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus Millar
ISBN: 0520247035 9780520247031 9780520253919 0520253914
OCLC Number: 63245515
Description: xxvi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Roman and Greek : state and subject --
Introduction : Roman and Greek --
Imperial legislation --
Theodosius's Greek Empire --
Latin and Greek --
The Greek city, and Greek literary culture --
Letters and the rhetoric of persuasion --
II. Security and insecurity --
Introduction --
The military structure --
Constantinople and the West --
Border wars in Libya and Egypt --
The eastern frontier : Sasanids and Saracens --
The Danube frontier and the Huns --
III. Integration and diversity --
Latin government --
Greek as the lingua franca --
Greek and other languages at the church councils --
The public role and status of Syriac in the fifth-century church --
The Empire, the church, and paganism --
Samaritans and Jews --
IV. State and church : civil administration, ecclesiastical hierarchy, and spiritual power --
Religious conflicts and spiritual authority --
State and church : regional structures of hierarchy and authority --
State and church : contested borders --
Theodosius and heresy, 408/430 --
The Nestorian controversy and the two councils of Ephesus, 431/450 --
V. State power and moral defiance : Nestorius and Irenaeus --
Introduction : sources and perspectives --
Episcopal persuasion and the imperial will --
Nestorius : return to monastic life, condemnation and exile, 431/436 --
Renewed controversy, imperial condemnation, and popular reaction, 448/449 --
VI. Persuasion, influence, and power --
Structures and persons --
The routine of public persuasion : the Suggestio --
Identifying powerful intermediaries --
Approaching the Emperor --
Appendix A. The acta of the fifth-century councils : a brief guide for historians --
Appendix B. Verbatim reports of proceedings from the reign of Theodosius II.
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, v. 64.
Other Titles: Power and belief under Theodosius II (408/450)
Responsibility: Fergus Millar.
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