Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Rome, the Greek World, and the East : Volume 1: The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution

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Fergus Millar's writings have helped to make the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception of how the empire functioned. He also has shown how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam evolved from within the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world. These 16 collected essays open with a contribution by Fergus Millar in which he defends the continuing significance of the study of Classics and argues for expanding the definition of what constitutes that field. In this volume he also questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power in Republican Rome. In doing so he sheds new light on the establishment of a new regime by the first Roman Emporer, Caesar Augustus.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 24.64mm | 598.74g
  • Chapel Hill, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807849901
  • 9780807849903
  • 1,122,625

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Anyone interested in ancient history will wish to have this collection of Millar's essays on their shelf. (Philip A. Stadter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) This volume not only displays the consistent development of his thought on the Roman Republic, its nature, and its structures, but presents the challenges to accepted views that have emerged over the years from this perceptive and thoroughgoing writer. (John Richardson, University of Edinburgh)
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About Fergus Millar

Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History emeritus at Oxford University.
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