9780715617229-0715617222-Emperor in the Roman World

Emperor in the Roman World

ISBN-13: 9780715617229
ISBN-10: 0715617222
Edition: 0002-New
Author: Fergus Millar
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 656 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780715617229
ISBN-10: 0715617222
Edition: 0002-New
Author: Fergus Millar
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Format: Paperback 656 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Fergus Millar wrote Emperor in the Roman World comprising 656 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0715617222 and 9780715617229. Since then Emperor in the Roman World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book offers a large scale reassessment of the function of Roman emperor over three centuries (from Augustus to Constantine) and of the social realities of this exercise of power. Concentrating on the patterns of communication between the emperor and his subjects, the author shows that such communications were normally initiated by the subjects – whether grouped in cities or other associations, or individually and that the emperor fulfilled his role primarily by making responses to them or giving decisions or verdicts between them.

The book casts new light on a number of detailed historical questions such as the sources of the emperor's wealth and the ways he spent it; the imperial residences and the mobility of the court; and the relatively small and simple entourage that the emperor needed to perform his functions. But above all, it emphasizes two major historical themes: the steady detachment of the emperor from the republican institutions of the city of Rome; and the way in which relations between Emperor and Church were shaped by the emperor's long-standing relations with cities, temples and associations in the pagan world.

Drawing on a wide range of evidence, from literature and legal writings to inscriptions and papyri, the main text can be read without any knowledge o f Latin or Greek.

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