By Theodor Mommsen
One famous person out of necessity. Mommsen by no means could have sought after this fabric to determine the sunshine of day. This ebook is abstracted and redacted from type notes of scholars taking a process his at the the historical past of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen particularly declined to put in writing a ebook at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he known as "Roman History." vol. four was once so synthetic and Mommsen's identify hooked up to it truly is an insult to 1 of the best if now not the best historian of his time. It additionally presents the reader with completely no info that isn't much better coated in other places.
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Mommsen had made quite specific statements on this subject,155 which he developed in the lectures. Mommsen regarded the imperial age as an appendix to the Republic. In his view, the Romans had already dug their own grave in the second century BC, on the one hand with the ruin of the agrarian middle class, and on the other through Roman subjugation of foreign peoples, with whom, as he saw it, real assimilation was not feasible. II, 268]. II, 311]. 157 Orientalization, barbarization, imperialism and pacifism—all this was an outrage to Mommsen, the liberal nationalist, and sufficient explanation for collapse.
In Hamburg and Altona, there were opportunities to meet foreigners, not just to read their books; Mommsen augmented his allowance by giving language lessons to English merchants (his star pupil was a Mr Pow). Nor, for the time being, did his growing identification with liberalism and German nationalism exclude a feeling of loyalty for his Danish sovereign. Mommsen was shocked by the irreverance with which Hamburg society received a false rumour of the death of King Frederick VI in 1836. The self-satisfied snobbery of Hamburg’s elite alienated Mommsen from rather than attracted him to the idea of municipal self-government (cf.
Since it has not always been possible to refer to the works used by Mommsen in the editions available to him, apparent anachronisms occur where later editions are used here. I, II and III, and AW] is intended to assist future editors in checking the editorial method. The title, RK (History of the Roman Emperors) was repeatedly used by Mommsen himself for his lectures (see pp. ). As already requested by Wilamowitz in 1928, the Hensel lecture notes will be donated to the State Library in Berlin. As regards Wickert’s Anonymous (AW), the will of the present owner stipulates that after the death of his wife it should pass to his son, Dr Konrad Wickert, in Erlangen.