Graeco-Roman literary works, historiography, and even the reporting of rumours were couched as if they came in response to an insatiable desire by ordinary citizens to know everything about the lives of their leaders, and to hold them to account, at some level, for their abuse of constitutional powers for personal ends. Ancient writers were equally fascinated with how these same individuals used deceit as a powerful tool to disguise private and public reality. The chapters in this collection examine the themes of despotism and deceit from both historical and literary perspectives, over a range of historical periods including classical Athens, the Hellenistic kingdoms, late republican and early imperial Rome, late antiquity, and Byzantium.
Private and Public Lies
Edited by Gerda de Kleijn, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Stéphane Benoist, Université SHS-Lille 3-Charles-de-Gaulle
Integration in the empire under the political control of the city of Rome, her princeps, and the different authorities in the provinces includes processes of inclusion and exclusion. They are explored from juridical, political, social and religious points of view.
Edited by Stéphane Benoist
Distinguished and younger scholars have dealt with the main aspects of Millar’s research, and proposed surveys about current inquiries, as well as perspectives for future studies, mainly about the Roman republic, the functioning of the Empire and the evolution of the Near East.
Based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 8227 coin types, this book describes and interprets the diachronic development of the representation of Roman emperors on imperial coins issued between 193 and 284.
Examining visual evidence of the religious representation of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the book offers a new look at the identity of a Roman Emperor originating in North Africa. Das Buch diskutiert anhand von Bildzeugnissen den spannenden Balanceakt des gelegentlich als 'African ...
Edited by Olivier Hekster and Ted Kaizer
This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on different ways in which Rome created, changed and influenced (perceptions of) frontiers.
This book deals with changing power and status relations between AD 193 and 284, when the Empire came under tremendous pressure, and presents new insights into the diachronic development of imperial administration and socio-political hierarchies between the second and fourth centuries.
Carsten Hjort Lange
Focusing on the Triumviral period and the battle of Actium, this book offers a re-evaluation of Augustus’ rise to power and its presentation in propaganda and ideology.
Edited by Olivier Hekster, Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner and Christian Witschel
This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on the impact the Roman Empire had on changes in ritual and further religious behaviour in the empire.
Edited by Olivier Hekster, Gerda de Kleijn and Daniëlle Slootjes
This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Roman Empire from the Republic to Late ...
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