Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Rome, the Greek World, and the East : Volume 2: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire

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Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have transformed our understanding of the communal culture and civil government of the Greco-Roman world. This second volume of the three-volume collection of Millar's published essays draws together twenty of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire (some of them published in inaccessible journals). Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule. As in the first volume of the collection, English translations of the extended Greek and Latin passages in the original articles make Millar's essays accessible to readers who do not read these languages.
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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 28.19mm | 707.6g
  • Chapel Hill, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807855200
  • 9780807855201
  • 1,746,953

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This second volume in the three-volume series includes essays by Fergus Millar which explore the role of the emperor and the functions of the Roman Empire's treasury, courts, penal system, and equestrian civil service in the first three centuries A.D. Other essays deal with the Roman citizenry, paying particular attention to the cultural exchange between Rome and Greece. Millar is the most significant writer in English on the history of the Roman Empire in his generation. His grasp of the literary and epigraphic sources is phenomenal, and the easy clarity of his style makes his immense erudition delightful to read.(John Richardson, University of Edinburgh) "A splendid volume."
-- "Journal of the Study of the Old Testament"
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About Fergus Millar

FERGUS MILLAR is Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University. HANNAH M. COTTON is professor of ancient history and classics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. GUY M. ROGERS is professor of classics and history at Wellesley College. Studies in the History of Greece and Rome
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