The Roman Empire at its height encompassed the majority of the world known to the Romans. This important synthesis of recent findings and scholarship demonstrates how the Romans acquired, kept and controlled their Empire. Lintott goes beyond the preconceptions formed in the period of British Imperial rule and provides a contemporary post-imperial approach to the Roman exercise of power.
Table of Contents
Select Contents. Part 1: 1. the Growth of Empire 2. Elements of Empire 3. The Organisation of Empire 4. Government and Governor 5. Taxation and Carvees 6. Restrictions on Magistrates and the Punishment of Delinquents Part 11: 7. The Impact of the Monarchy on the Empire 8. Cities, Municipalities and Local Government 9. Roman and Indigenous Law 10. Roman Citizenship 11. The Working of Patronage 12. Publicity, Theatre and Cult
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