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Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Alan K. Bowman, Hannah M. Cotton, Martin Goodman, and Simon Price


This book covers the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of the Mediterranean world looking in to Rome, rather than from Rome looking out. The chapters focus on the development of political institutions in Rome itself and in her empire, and on the nature of the relationship between Rome and her provincial subjects. They also discuss historiographical approaches to different kinds of source material, literary and documentary — including the major Roman histo ... More

Keywords: Rome, ancient Mediterranean, Roman empire, political institutions, provincial subjects, Roman historians, near east, Christian writers, antiquity, Augustine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780197262764
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan K. Bowman, editor
Tutorial Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford

Hannah M. Cotton, editor
Professor of Classics, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Martin Goodman, editor
Professor of Jewish Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College, Univeristy of Oxford