A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Andrew Zissos (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69 96 CE). * Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections * Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire * Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms * Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

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Andrew Zissos is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on Latin epic, editor of a commentary on Book 1 of Valerius Flaccus Argonautica (2008), and co-editor, with Ingo Gildenhard, of Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood (2013).


List of Illustrations viii Notes on Contributors xi Acknowledgments xv Abbreviations xvi Introduction 1 Andrew Zissos Part I Preliminary 15 1 Sources and Evidence 17 Frederic Hurlet Part II Dynasty 41 2 The Remarkable Rise of the Flavians 43 Frederik Juliaan Vervaet 3 The Emperor Vespasian 60 John Nicols 4 The Emperor Titus 76 Charles Leslie Murison 5 The Emperor Domitian 92 Alessandro Galimberti 6 Imperial Image ]Making 109 Steven L. Tuck 7 Public Images of the Flavian Dynasty: Sculpture and Coinage 129 Susan Wood 8 Remaking Rome 148 Andrew B. Gallia 9 The Flavians and the Senate 166 Lorand Deszpa Part III Empire 187 10 The Economic Impact of Flavian Rule 189 Alessandro Launaro 11 Frontiers, Security, and Military Policy 207 Christopher J. Dart 12 Centers and Peripheries 223 Randall Pogorzelski 13 Flavian Judea 239 Mark A. Brighton 14 Flavian Britain 255 Gil Gambash Part Iv Societies and Cultures 275 15 Foreigners and Flavians: Prejudices and Engagements 277 Grant Parker 16 Women in Flavian Rome 296 Laura K. Van Abbema 17 Education in the Flavian Age 313 Yun Lee Too 18 Flavian Pompeii: Restoration and Renewal 327 Eleanor Winsor Leach 19 The Aesthetics of the Everyday in Flavian Art and Literature 344 Sarah H. Blake 20 Flavian Spectacle: Paradox and Wonder 361 Helen Lovatt 21 Literary Culture 376 Antony Augoustakis Part v Literature 393 22 Epic Poetry: Historicizing the Flavian Epics 395 Neil W. Bernstein 23 Epigram and Occasional Poetry: Social Life and Values in Martial s Epigrams and Statius Silvae 412 William J. Dominik 24 Latin Prose Literature: Author and Authority in the Prefaces of Pliny and Quintilian 434 Paul Roche 25 Flavian Greek Literature 450 Adam Kemezis 26 Lost Literature 469 Michael Dewar Part vi Reception 485 27 The Flavian Legacy 487 Andrew Zissos 28 Vesuvius and Pompeii 515 Andrew Zissos 29 Reception of Flavian Literature 535 Andrew Zissos Appendix 1 Chronology 560 Appendix 2 Demographic and Other Estimates 565 Appendix 3 Flavian Legionary Dispositions 568 Appendix 4 Lex de Imperio Vespasiani 570 Glossary of Terms and Expressions 573 Index of Passages 591 General Index 594

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  • publication date: 15/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781444336009
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781444336009
  • weight: 1062
  • ISBN10: 1444336002

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