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Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 1: The Roman by Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, Guy M. Rogers

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By Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton, Guy M. Rogers

Fergus Millar is likely one of the such a lot influential modern historians of the traditional international. His essays and books, together with The Emperor within the Roman global and The Roman close to East, have enriched our realizing of the Greco-Roman global in primary methods. In his writings Millar has made the population of the Roman Empire imperative to our belief of ways the empire functioned. He additionally has proven how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam advanced from in the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world.Opening this choice of 16 essays is a brand new contribution via Millar within which he defends the ongoing value of the examine of Classics and argues for increasing the definition of what constitutes that box. during this quantity he additionally questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics within the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman humans, now not the Senate, have been the sovereign energy in Republican Rome. In so doing he sheds new gentle at the institution of a brand new regime by way of the 1st Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.

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Higgins, A Geological Companion to Greece and the Aegean (). . The fact that the book maintains this distinction with such firmness and clarity is one of the many merits of Amanda Claridge’s excellent Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (). 8 But the prime case, extremely relevant to at least some of the essays in this volume, must be the study of ancient Rome itself. In terms of style of approach and of interpretation, the tone has been set by Filippo Coarelli, whose work is not essentially archaeological, in the sense of the excavation and analysis of objects, but interpretative, in combining very detailed topographical knowledge, and a profound sense of place, with the use of written evidence.

Beyond these would lie the question of dependence on household production for subsistence, or alternatively of access to markets for food, and dependence or otherwise on the market for access to manufactured goods, furniture, or clothing. As indicated already, virtually the entire geographical area which saw the flourishing of Graeco-Roman civilisation, a period which in terms of human history is very recent indeed, has left a vast stock of physical evidence, from potsherds to buildings to organic remains, which is potentially relevant to all these questions.

It remains the case that the joint text still needs detailed study from many points of view—linguistic, institutional, cultural, and political. For the Senatus consultum all that is already provided, in the exemplary publication by W. Eck, A. Caballos, and F. Fernández, Das Senatus Consultum de Cn. Pisone Patre (), with the review article by M. Griffin, ‘‘The Senate’s Story,’’ JRS  (): , and the special issue of the American Journal of Philology, edited by C. Damon and S. Takács, The Senatus Consultum de Cn.

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