Rome and its Empire, AD 193-284 (Debates and Documents in Ancient History)
Rome and its Empire, AD 193-284 (Debates and Documents in Ancient History)
Brand: Edinburgh University Press

Rome and its Empire, AD 193-284 (Debates and Documents in Ancient History)

  • Publish Date: 2008-07-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Olivier Hekster

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This was a time of civil war, anarchy, intrigue, and assassination.Between 193 and 284 the Roman Empire knew more than twenty-five emperors, and an equal number of usurpers. All of them had some measure of success, several of them often ruling different parts of the Empire at the same time. Rome's traditional political institutions slid into vacuity and armies became the Empire's most powerful institutions, proclaiming their own imperial champions and deposing those they held to be incompetent.Yet despite widespread contemporary dismay at such weak government this period was also one in which the boundaries of the Empire remained fairly stable; the rights and privileges of Roman citizenship were extended equally to all free citizens of the Empire; in several regions the economy remained robust in the face of rampant inflation; and literary culture, philosophy, and legal theory flourished. Historians have been discussing how and why this could have been for centuries. Olivier Hekster takes you to th


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