Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia
The Small World of Dion Chrysostomos
By (author) Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen
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Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia by Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen
Book DescriptionMost studies of Roman local administration focus on the formal structures of power: provincial laws, imperial edicts, urban institutions and magistracies. This book explores the interplay of formal politics with informal factors such as social prejudice, parochialism and personal rivalries in the cities of northwestern Asia Minor from the first to the fifth centuries AD. Through a detailed analysis of the municipal speeches and career of the philosopher-politician Dion Chrysostomos, we gain new insights into the petty conflicts and lofty ambitions of an ancient provincial small-town politician and those around him.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788779343504
(170mm x 245mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Denmark
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Author Biography - Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen
Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen teaches ancient history at the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg.
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