Roman Provincial Administration till the Age of the Antonines

Roman Provincial Administration till the Age of the Antonines

Roman Provincial Administration till the Age of the Antonines

Roman Provincial Administration till the Age of the Antonines

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It is hoped that students of Roman history and institutions will find in this little book a not inadequate substitute for W. T. Arnold Roman Provincial Administration, which first appeared in 1879, was revised in 1906 and 1914, and is now out of print. My debt to Arnold will be clear to every reader, but I have allowed myself to alter considerably his method and arrangement. In particular I have given in the first chapter a brief historical summary of the growth of the Roman Empire, and have refrained from discussing certain other questions which seemed to belong rather to the general history of Rome. I have thought it best not to attempt to deal with the obscure period which follows the age of the Antonines nor with the problems raised by the Roman administration of Egypt, the complexity of which is shown in the recent works of A. C. Johnson and S. L. Wallace. I do not profess to have done more than give an account of the main features of Roman Provincial Administration in the hope that readers may be encouraged to pursue their study of the subject in more detailed works.

It has not been considered necessary to compile a bibliography, as the most important English books and articles dealing with the subject have been referred to in the footnotes, and detailed bibliographies are appended to the relevant chapters in the Cambridge Ancient History.

The late Professor Tenney Frank, to whose published writings I owe much, was good enough to read my book in . . .

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