A Companion to Roman Imperialism (History of Warfare v. 81)

A Companion to Roman Imperialism (History of Warfare v. 81)

By: Dexter Hoyos (volume_editor)Hardback

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The Roman empire extended over three continents, and all its lands came to share a common culture, bequeathing a legacy vigorous even today. A Companion to Roman Imperialism, written by a distinguished body of scholars, explores the extraordinary phenomenon of Rome's rise to empire to reveal the impact which this had on her subject peoples and on the Romans themselves. The Companion analyses how Rome's internal affairs and international relations reacted on each other, sometimes with violent results, why some lands were annexed but others ignored or given up, and the ways in which Rome's population and power elite evolved as former subjects, east and west, themselves became Romans and made their powerful contributions to Roman history and culture. Contributors are Eric Adler, Richard Alston, Lea Beness, Paul Burton, Brian Campbell, Arthur Eckstein, Peter Edwell, Tom Hillard, Richard Hingley, Benjamin Isaac, Jose Luis Lopez Castro, J. Majbom Madsen, Susan Mattern, Sophie Mills, David Potter, Jonathan Prag, Steven Rutledge, Maurice Sartre, John Serrati, Tom Stevenson, Martin Stone, and James Thorne.

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Dexter Hoyos, D.Phil. (Oxford 1971), is retired Associate Professor and Honorary Affiliate at Sydney University. He has written extensively on Roman government and on the era of the Punic Wars, including Hannibal's Dynasty (Routledge, 2003) and Truceless War (Brill, 2007).


Abbreviations...vii Notes on Contributors... xiii Introduction...1 List of Cities...20 Part One: The Imperialism of the Roman Republic The Genesis of Roman Imperialism Martin Stone...23 Definitions of Roman Imperialism Peter M.Edwell ...39 Sicily and Sardinia-Corsica: The First Provinces Jonathan Prag...53 The Spains, 205-72 BC Jose Luis Lopez Castro...67 Hegemony and Annexation beyond the Adriatic, 230-146 BC Arthur Eckstein...79 Enter the Muse: Literary Responses to Roman Imperialism (240-100 BC) Paul Burton ...99 Rivals for Empire: Carthage, Macedon, the Seleucids James Thorne...113 Choosing Friends, Foes and Fiefdoms in the Second Century BC Tom Hillard and Lea Beness...127 Rei militaris virtus ...orbem terrarum parere huic imperio coegit: The Transformation of Roman Imperium, 146-50 BC Lea Beness and Tom Hillard... 141 Imperialism and the Fall of the Republic: Post hoc ergo propter hoc? John Serrati ... 155 Imperialism and Its Failures, 60 BC-AD 14 Brian Campbell... 169 Reverberations of Empire: Cicero, Caesar and the Post-Sullan Empire Tom Stevenson... 181 Part Two: The Imperialism of the Caesars Augustan Imperialism Richard Alston... 197 Barbarian Friends and Foes: Hegemony beyond Rhine and Danube, ad 14-98 Susan Mattern... 213 Pearls, Gold, Slaves? The Slow Annexation of Britain Steven Rutledge... 225 Eastern Hegemonies and Setbacks, AD 14-96 Benjamin Isaac... 237 Trajan: Imperialism Victorious and Frustrated Peter Edwell... 251 Part Three: The Provinces and Rome Exploitation and Assimilation: The Western Roman Empire from Augustus to Trajan Richard Hingley ... 265 Co-opting the Conqueror: The East from Augustus to Trajan Maurice Sartre ... 277 Speeches of Enemies and Criticism of Empire in Early Imperial Historiography Eric Adler... 291 The Provincialisation of Rome Jesper Majbom Madsen... 305 The Limits of Power David Potter... 319 Roman Imperialism: Critics and Aspirants Sophie Mills... 333 Bibliography... 347 Index... 373

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9789004235939
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 394
  • ID: 9789004235939
  • weight: 773
  • ISBN10: 9004235930

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