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By David S. Potter

A significant other to the Roman Empire presents readers with a consultant either to Roman imperial heritage and to the sector of Roman stories, taking account of the newest discoveries.

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

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In many ways, Robert’s ability to integrate realia of all sorts to recreate the social imagination of residents of Roman Asia Minor has done more than anything to lay the foundation for contemporary work on Rome’s relationship with its subjects. Robert inherited traditions of epigraphic analysis from scholars such as Adolph Wilhelm and his own teacher, Maurice Holleaux, but he took it to new heights. It was largely thanks to Robert’s work that it became possible for scholars to see how David S.

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.

In the brief reign of Macrinus (217–18 CE ), Dio tells of Domitius Florus, ‘‘who should by right have been appointed aedile’’ and was deprived of all hope because he had been too close to Plautianus. Plautianus had been praetorian prefect and chief advisor to Severus, before he was suddenly deprived of his office and life on a bogus charge of conspiracy. In 217, 12 years after the fall of Plautianus, Florus finally achieved the next rank on the ladder of preferment – a tribunate of the plebs. 2).

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