Roman Imperial Themes
By (author) P. A. Brunt
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Roman Imperial Themes by P. A. Brunt
Book DescriptionThis book comprises sixteen articles published over thirty years, with supplements including two additional essays. Its range is broad, from discussions of Rome's aspirations to world dominion, to studies of provincial administration. The results of these studies suggest that Roman rule was not endeared to the subjects by the lightness of the burdens imposed, nor by the integrity and professional competence of the administrators; both have often been overestimated. The higher orders among the conquered peoples, however, were eventually reconciled by the Roman policy of assimilating them to Romans, and entrusting to them control of local affairs and an increasing influence in central government. Though the attitude of the masses to the empire is virtually unknowable, there was, except in Judaea, no national resistance comparable to that in the British empire, a theory illustrated by detailed consideration of the first-century revolts in Gaul and Judaea. About one-third of the contents of this volume is new.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198144762
(242mm x 160mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 10-May-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. A. Brunt
Studies in Stoicism, Hardback (March 2013)
Studies in Stoicism contains six unpublished and seven republished essays, the latter incorporating additions and changes which Brunt wished to be made. The papers have been integrated and arranged in chronological order by subject matter, with an accessible lecture to the Oxford Philological Society serving as Brunt's own introduction.
Studies in Greek History and Thought, Paperback (September 1997)
Bringing together new and previously published essays on the Greek political history of the fifth century BC and historiography, Brunt examines the relationship between philosophy and social/political conditions, analyses Aristotle's views on slavery and discusses the practicality of Plato's political theories.
Fall of the Roman Republic and Related Essays, Hardback (September 1988)» View all books by P. A. Brunt
These essays examine various aspects of the Roman Republic and its constituent groups of citizens, and the factors which brought about the revolution that converted it into a monarchy.
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