By David S. Potter
A significant other to the Roman Empire presents readers with a advisor either to Roman imperial heritage and to the sector of Roman stories, taking account of the newest discoveries.
- This significant other brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial historical past and the sector of Roman studies
- Shows that Roman imperial historical past is a compelling and colourful subject
Includes major new contributions to numerous parts of Roman imperial history
Covers the social, highbrow, financial and cultural historical past of the Roman Empire
Contains an intensive bibliography
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Asper had been twice consul and previously governed the province of Africa. Since two emperors had judged him worthy of the highest offices, and his peers agreed that he deserved them, Macrinus had no business demoting him. Furthermore, since he had so fouled up the appointment process, he allowed Faustus a second year to make up for the short term. This meant that he had to deny the office to Aufidius Fronto, who had been appointed to the post by Caracalla. Worse still, he tried to mollify Fronto by offering him the salary that would have gone with the job, a million sesterces, to stay at home.
When he arrived at Oxford in the early twenties, he rapidly attracted the hostility of Hugh Last, then the dominant figure in Oxford Roman history and devoted to Mommsen’s mode of analysis (Bowersock 1993: 548, 552); consequently, he derived inspiration more from the work of continental scholars than from his colleagues. When Syme began his career, a number of scholars were making the transition from traditional constitutional history to the study of dynamic interactions between members of the governing class, and, in what is a remarkable fact of intellectual history, there was no identifiable connection between the leaders of this movement.
To the senatorial mind the holding of offices, if successfully accomplished, should necessarily entail imperial respect. The virtues of the senator were hard work and frugality. They earned their offices by working at the jobs that were necessary to learn their craft. There was something wrong if they did not. 2). 3). He admired Clodius Pompeianus, a man so respected by Marcus that he allowed him to marry his widowed daughter Lucilla, formerly wife of Marcus’ co-emperor, Lucius Verus. Even Commodus at his worst had to respect him.