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The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian

The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian

Paperback Translated Documents of Greece and Rome

Edited and translated by Robert K. Sherk, Series edited by E. Badian, Series edited by Robert K. Sherk

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 26mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521338875
  • ISBN 13: 9780521338875
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 780,547

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This is a collection of Greek and Latin inscriptions and papyri in English translation. They are all primary sources for our knowledge of the history of Rome from the first emperor, Augustus, to Hadrian. The theme of the present collection is the political and military activity of the Roman emperors to the period of Hadrian, the men who carried out their policies, the institutions of their administrations, the wars they conducted, the reaction of their subjects, the imperial ruler cult, their letters and orders. A second part is concerned with the society of the ordinary citizen or provincial subject in his daily life. Brief commentary and notes accompany the translations, making this book a collection of historical material to supplement the major literary sources like Tacitus, Suetonius, Dio and others in the study of Roman imperial history. This book will be useful to students and teachers of Roman history and classical civilisation.

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"...a valuable source book..." E. Earle Ellis, Southwestern Journal of Theology

Table of contents

Volume editor's introduction; List of abbreviations; List of Symbols; Part I. The Imperial Government in War and Peace: 1. Augustus; 2. Tiberius; 3. Gaius (Caligula); 4. Claudius; 5. Nero; 6. Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian; 7. Titus and Domitian; 8. Nerva and Trajan; 9. Hadrian; Part II. Society in the Roman World: Glossary; Appendixes; Indexes.