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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Emperor in the Roman World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fergus Millar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 690
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,061 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715617229
    ISBN 10: 0715617222
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 937.06
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC21: 321.030937609015
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Fergus Millar is Emeritus Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford, UK, and a Fellow of the British Academy, which awarded him the Kenyon Medal of Classics in 2005. Millar numbers among the most influential historians of ancient Greece and Rome.
    Review quote
    "A masterpiece of historical writing--not merely a standard work to be read as a matter of compulsion by (at the least) all ancient historians, but rather an immediate classic whose effects will long be felt and which in the present generation cannot be superseded.' K. R. Bradley, Gnomon