Politics and Society in Imperial Rome

Politics and Society in Imperial Rome

By: Aloys A. Winterling (author)Hardback

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Politics and Society in Imperial Rome offers fresh new interpretations of the politics, society, and culture Rome's imperial era.* Argues that the early principate was fundamentally incompatible with the persisting structures of the Roman Republic* Demonstrates how these contradictory systems affected the development of Roman society* Includes case studies on the imperial court and the emperor Caligula, as well as chapters on the scholarship of Theodor Mommsen and Christian Meier

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Aloys Winterling is Professor for Ancient History at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He was previously Professor of Ancient History at the University of Basel.


1. Introduction: Toward a New Interpretation of Imperial Rome. Part I: Paradoxical Structures: 2. "State," "Society," and Political Integration. 3. Friendship and Patron-Client Relations. 4. "Public" and "Private". Part II: Two Cases in Point: 5. A Court without "State." The aula Caesaris. 6. Meaningful Madness. The Emperor Caligula. Part III: Academic Approaches: 7. Theodor Mommsen's Theory of "Dyarchia". 8. Christian Meier's "Crisis without Alternative" in Ancient Rome. Editorial Note. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405179690
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781405179690
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 1405179694

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