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Greek Cities and Roman Governors
Placing Power in Imperial Asia Minor

ISBN 9780367756840
Published July 30, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume uses the travels of Roman governors to explore how authority was defined in and by the public places of Greek cities.

By demonstrating that the places where imperial officials and local notables met were integral to the strategies by which they communicated with one another, Greek Cities and Roman Governors sheds new light on the significance of civic space in the Roman provinces. It also presents a fresh perspective on the monumental cityscapes of Roman Asia Minor, epicenter of the greatest building boom in classical history.

Though of special interest to scholars and students of Roman Asia Minor, Greek Cities and Roman Governors offers broad insights into Roman imperialism and the ancient city.

Table of Contents


List of figures

List of abbreviations


Chapter 1. The City

Chapter 2. The Governor

Chapter 3. Adventus

Chapter 4. The Assizes

Chapter 5. A Festival at Ephesus



I. Monumental Cityscapes in Imperial Greek Rhetoric

II. Building Greek Places in Italy

III. Remembering a Governor



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Garrett Ryan earned his PhD in Greek and Roman History from the University of Michigan and has taught at several universities. He is the author of Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants and runs the public history project