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A companion to the Roman Empire

Author: D S Potter
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Series: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
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"A Companion to the Roman Empire provides readers with a guide both to Roman imperial history and to the field of Roman studies, taking account of the most recent discoveries. This Companion brings together thirty original essays guiding readers through Roman imperial history and the field of Roman studies Shows that Roman imperial history is a compelling and vibrant subject Includes significant new contributions to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to the Roman Empire.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
(DLC) 2005015454
(OCoLC)60550606
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D S Potter
ISBN: 9780470996942 0470996943 9780631226444 0631226443 9781405178266 1405178264 9781405164245 1405164247
OCLC Number: 184983685
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 691 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Section 1: The Sources --
Constructing a narrative / Cynthia Damon --
Roman Imperial Numismatics / Bill Metcalf --
Documents / Traianos Gagos and David Potter --
Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Roman Empire / Lea Stirling --
Interdisciplinary approaches / James Rives --
Section 2: Narrative --
The emergence of monarchy: 44 BCE-96 CE / Greg Rowe --
Rome the super-power: 96- 235 CE / Michael Peachin --
The transformation of the empire 235-337 CE / David Potter --
Section 4: Administration --
The administration of the provinces / Cliff Ando --
Transformation of Government under Diocletian and Constantine / Hugh Elton --
The Roman Army / Nigel Pollard --
Greek cities under Roman rule / Maud Gleason --
Cities and urban life in the western provinces of the Roman empire 30 BCE -250 CE / Jonathan Edmondson --
Section 5: Social and Economic Life --
The imperial economy / David Mattingly --
Landlords and tenants / Dennie Kehoe --
The family / Judith Evans Grubbs --
Sexuality in the Roman Empire / Amy Richlin --
On food and the body / Veronika Grimm --
Leisure / Garrett Fagan --
Spectacle / David Potter --
Section 6: Intellectual Life --
The construction of the past in the Roman Empire / Rowlalnd Smith --
Imperial poetry / Sara Myers --
Greek fiction / Joe Rife --
Roman law and Roman history / John Matthews --
Roman medicine / Ann Hanson --
Philosophy in the Roman empire / Sara Ahbel-Rappe --
Section 7: Religion --
Traditional cult / David Franfurter --
Jews and Judaism 70-429 CE / Yaron Eliav --
Christian thought / Mark Edwards.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to the ancient world., Ancient history.
Responsibility: edited by David S. Potter.
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