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The politics of munificence in the Roman Empire : citizens, elites, and benefactors in Asia Minor

Author: Arjan Zuiderhoek
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2009.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first two centuries AD, the eastern Roman provinces experienced a proliferation of elite public generosity unmatched in their previous or later history. In this study, Arjan Zuiderhoek attempts to answer the question why this should have been so.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arjan Zuiderhoek
ISBN: 9780521519304 0521519306
OCLC Number: 261177540
Description: xvii, 186 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Introducing euergetism: questions, definitions and data --
The size and nature of gifts --
The icing on the cake? --
The concentration of wealth and power --
The politics of public generosity --
Giving for a return: generosity and legitimation --
Epilogue: the decline of civic munificence.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Arjan Zuiderhoek.
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