A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the by David S. Potter

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A spouse to the Roman Empire offers readers with a consultant either to Roman imperial heritage and to the sector of Roman reviews, taking account of the newest discoveries.

This significant other brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sector of Roman studies.
Shows that Roman imperial heritage is a compelling and colourful subject.
Includes major new contributions to numerous components of Roman imperial history.
Covers the social, highbrow, fiscal and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire.
Contains an in depth bibliography.

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The idea of the ‘‘good emperor’’ who took his responsibilities towards the senatorial class 14 David S. Potter seriously and showed respect for the traditions of the Senate, remained a powerful force from the first century to the end of the second. The space between the emperor’s needs and those of senators, keen to preserve their status, was a matter for constant negotiation. Thus, for instance, Asinius Gallus asked Tiberius to nominate 12 candidates for the praetorship five years in advance of the time that they would hold office, at the time in which they were assigned legionary commands.

2). 3). He admired Clodius Pompeianus, a man so respected by Marcus that he allowed him to marry his widowed daughter Lucilla, formerly wife of Marcus’ co-emperor, Lucius Verus. Even Commodus at his worst had to respect him. 1). Cassius Dio did go to the games and noted a colossal breakdown in the mutual respect owed the Senate by the emperor and vice-versa. Commodus waved the head of an ostrich at the portion of the stands occupied by the Senate, suggesting that he could do to them what he had done to the ostrich.

Moses Finley was, like Brunt, a man whose contributions to ancient history range far beyond the Roman imperial period. His intellectual precocity is evident from the fact that he took a degree in psychology at Syracuse University at the age of fifteen (Whittaker 1996: 460). Moving on to Columbia, where he took an MA in public law, he met his future wife, a classicist, and enrolled in the PhD program in ancient history (Whittaker 1996: 461). At the time that he finished his graduate work, Jews were not readily welcomed in the East Coast establishment that dominated American academe in the first part of the century.

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