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The Roman World, 44 BC-AD 180

The Roman World, 44 BC-AD 180

Paperback Routledge History of the Ancient World

By (author) Martin Goodman

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 20mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415049709
  • ISBN 13: 9780415049702
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, 22 line figures, 18 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 167,884

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This volume explores the central period of the Roman Empire from Julius Caesar to Marcus Aurelius. Martin Goodman examines the Roman world from an unusual angle, focusing upon the perspective of its subject peoples and its fringe areas, rather than the Emperor's household, giving a balanced view of the Roman world in its entirety. The book outlines and discusses the major aspects of Roman rule and culture, as well as the marginal; the city state of Rome, politics, social and civic life and religion.

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Martin Goodman is positioned at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. He has written numerous books, including The Ruling Class of Judaea (1987), State and Society in Roman Galilee (1983) and contributed to The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ (1986).

Table of contents

Contents, List of Figures and Plates, Preface, Date-list, Abbreviations, Introduction, 1. Sources and Problems, 2. The Roman World in 50 BC, Part 1. Elite Politics, 3. The Political Language of Rome, 4. Caesar to Augustus, 50 BC- AD 14, 5. Julio-Claudians, AD 14-68, 6. Civil War and Flavians, AD 68-96, 7. Nerva to Marcus Aurelius, AD 96-180, Part 2. The State, 8. Military Autocracy, 9. The Operation of the State in Rome, 10. The Operation of the State in the Provinces, 11. The Army in Society, 12. The Image of the Emperor, 13. The Extent of Political Unity, 14. The Extent of Economic Unity, 15. The Extent of Cultural Unity, Part 3. Society, 16. Reactions to Imperial Rule, 17. The City of Rome: Social Organization, 18. The City of Rome: Culture and Life, 19. Italy and Sicily, 20. The Iberian Peninsula and the Islands of the Western Mediterranean, 21. France and Britain, 22. The Rhineland and the Balkans, 23. Greece and the Aegean coast, 24. Central and Eastern Turkey, 25. The Northern Levant and Mesopotamia, 26. The Southern Levant, 27. Egypt, 28. North Africa, Part 5. Humans and Gods, 29. Paganism, 30. Judaism, 31. Christianity, Notes, Select Critical Bibliography, Index.