Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World

Synopsis

Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1997