Hegemony to Empire

Hegemony to Empire : The Development of the Roman Imperium in the East from 148 to 62 B.C

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 160.53 x 233.43 x 33.27mm | 907.18g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 0520080750
  • 9780520080751

About Robert Kallet-Marx

Robert Kallet-Marx is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.show more