A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the by David S. Potter

By David S. Potter

A spouse to the Roman Empire offers readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial background and to the sphere of Roman reviews, taking account of the newest discoveries.

This spouse brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial heritage and the sphere of Roman studies.
Shows that Roman imperial historical past is a compelling and colourful subject.
Includes major new contributions to varied parts of Roman imperial history.
Covers the social, highbrow, monetary and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire.
Contains an in depth bibliography.

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Jones 1971; Syme 1995). A consequence of this disinterest was that the study of iconography by English-speaking historians of the high empire lagged far behind that of the late empire, where it had come to the fore under the influence of Peter Brown, until Paul Zanker’s splendid Augustus und die Macht der Bilder, appeared as The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus in 1988. The interdisciplinary approach to late antiquity that was pioneered by Momigliano and Brown resonated with the work that Finley inspired in Cambridge.

A consequence of this disinterest was that the study of iconography by English-speaking historians of the high empire lagged far behind that of the late empire, where it had come to the fore under the influence of Peter Brown, until Paul Zanker’s splendid Augustus und die Macht der Bilder, appeared as The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus in 1988. The interdisciplinary approach to late antiquity that was pioneered by Momigliano and Brown resonated with the work that Finley inspired in Cambridge.

Toynbee 1965). Unlike either of his predecessors, Brunt used the study of census returns as the basis for studying how Roman society extended across Italy and into the provinces. Moses Finley was, like Brunt, a man whose contributions to ancient history range far beyond the Roman imperial period. His intellectual precocity is evident from the fact that he took a degree in psychology at Syracuse University at the age of fifteen (Whittaker 1996: 460). Moving on to Columbia, where he took an MA in public law, he met his future wife, a classicist, and enrolled in the PhD program in ancient history (Whittaker 1996: 461).

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