A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: David S. Potter (editor)Paperback

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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 various areas of Roman imperial history Covers the social, intellectual, economic and cultural history of the Roman Empire Contains an extensive bibliography

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David Potter is Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan. He has published extensively on the history of the Roman world and appeared on many television programmes concerned with the history of Rome. His most recent publications include Life, Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire (co-edited with David J. Mattingly, 1999), Literary Texts and the Roman Historian (1999) and The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-39 (2004)


List of Illustrations List of Tables Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Reference Works: Abbreviations Ancient Authors: Abbreviations and Glossary The Emperors of Rome from Augustus to Constantine Introduction: The shape of Roman history: David Potter Part I: The Sources: 1. Constructing a Narrative: Cynthia Damon (Amherst College) 2. Roman Imperial Numismatics: William E. Metcalf (Yale University) 3. Documents: Traianos Gagos (University of Michigan) and David Potter (University of Michigan) 4. Art, Architecture, and Archaeology in the Roman Empire: Lea Stirling (University of Manitoba) 5. Interdisciplinary Approaches: James B. Rives (York University, Ontario) Part II: Narrative: 6. The Emergence of Monarchy: 44 BCE-96 CE: Greg Rowe (University of Victoria) 7. Rome the Superpower: 96-235 CE: Michael Peachin (New York University) 8. The Transformation of the Empire 235-337 CE: David Potter (University of Michigan) Part III: Administration: 9. The Administration of the Provinces: Clifford Ando (University of Southern California) 10. The Transformation of Government under Diocletian and Constantine: Hugh Elton (British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara) 11. The Roman Army: Nigel Pollard (University of Wales, Swansea) 12. Greek Cities Under Roman Rule: Maud Gleason (Stanford University) 13. Cities and Urban life in the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire: 30 BCE-250 CE: Jonathan Edmondson (York University, Ontario) Part IV: Social and Economic Life: 14. The Imperial Economy: David Mattingly (University of Leicester) 15 Landlords and Tenants: Dennis P. Kehoe (Tulane University) 16. The Family: Judith Evans Grubbs (Washington University, St Louis) 17. Sexuality in the Roman Empire: Amy Richlin (UCLA) 18. On Food and the Body: Veronika Grimm (Yale University) 19. Leisure: Garrett G. Fagan (Penn State University) 20. Spectacle: David Potter (University of Michigan) Part V: Intellectual Life: 21. The Construction of the Past in the Roman Empire: Rowland Smith (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) 22. Imperial Poetry: K. Sara Myers (University of Virginia) 23. Greek Fiction: Joseph L. Rife (Macalester College) 24. Roman Law and Roman History: John Matthews (Yale University) 25. Roman Medicine: Ann Hanson (Yale University) 26. Philosophy in the Roman Empire: Sara Ahbel-Rappe (University of Michigan) Part VI: Religion: 27. Traditional Cult: David Frankfurter (University of New Hampshire) 28. Jews and Judaism, 70-429 CE: Yaron Z. Eliav (University of Michigan) 29. Christians in the Roman Empire in the First Three Centuries CE: Paulla Fredriksen (Boston University) 30. Christian Thought: Mark Edwards (Christ Church, University of Oxford) Bibliography

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  • publication date: 06/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405199186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 724
  • ID: 9781405199186
  • weight: 1152
  • ISBN10: 1405199180

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