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By David S. Potter

A spouse to the Roman Empire presents readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial heritage and to the sphere of Roman experiences, taking account of the newest discoveries.

  • This spouse brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sphere of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial historical past is a compelling and colourful subject
  • Includes major new contributions to numerous components of Roman imperial history

  • Covers the social, highbrow, financial and cultural heritage of the Roman Empire

  • Contains an in depth bibliography

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Like Syme, however, Brunt was something of an outsider, the son of a Methodist minister and a scholarship student at Oriel College, Oxford. Indeed, it was discomfort with the prevailing trend of Roman history at Oxford in the fifties and sixties that caused him to resign his tutorial fellowship in ancient history at Oriel to take up the 6 David S. Potter position of bursar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Armed with a sympathy for members of the lower class, and a powerful analytic capacity whose resources he readily deployed to demolish the fanciful constructions of others while offering potent alternatives of his own, his work spanned Classical Greek, republican Roman, and imperial history.

In light of the emperor’s control over the markers of aristocratic success, it is not surprising that we may detect various efforts to control his reactions. As both Greg Rowe and Michael Peachin show, there was enormous pressure from below to define the imperial state and exercise control of the broad outlines of its development. The idea of the ‘‘good emperor’’ who took his responsibilities towards the senatorial class 14 David S. Potter seriously and showed respect for the traditions of the Senate, remained a powerful force from the first century to the end of the second.

In some cases we know that efforts at patronage failed. We have, for instance, a letter of the younger Pliny asking Trajan to grant the latus clavus to an equestrian named Voconius Romanus. He had previously asked this favor of Nerva and been turned down on the ground that Voconius was not rich enough. Nerva had noted that he would agree once Voconius had received an inheritance of 400,000 sesterces from his mother. This had come through and Pliny was trying again (Ep. 4). Pliny also asked that Trajan grant Alexandrian citizenship to his masseur, a man to whom Trajan had already granted Roman citizenship (Ep.

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