Hegemony to Empire: The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East from 148 to 62 B.CHardback Hellenistic Culture & Society
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- Publisher: University of California Press
- Format: Hardback | 442 pages
- Dimensions: 161mm x 233mm x 33mm | 907g
- Publication date: 1 April 1996
- Publication City/Country: Berkerley
- ISBN 10: 0520080750
- ISBN 13: 9780520080751
This text argues for a less simplistic, more fluid understanding of the evolution of Roman power in the Balkans, Greece and Asia Minor. It distinguishes between hegemony - the ability of the Romans to command obedience on the basis of a real or implied military threat - and the later phenomenon of empire, demonstrating that Roman "imperium" was not the result of the sudden imposition of geographically defined provinces or permanent armies. Rather, the integration of the Greek world into a Roman imperial system was a complex process of evolution requiring mutual adaptation by both Romans and Greeks.
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