List of Illustrations
1.The Prima Porta Augustus displayed in the Braccio Nuovo new wing of Museo Chiaramonti, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy15
2.A Mercury Dime, depicting the Roman fasces24
3.A bust of Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, Roman copy after a Greek original, from the Villa of the Papyri, Ercolano (ancient Herculaneum), Campania Region, Italy43
4.The monument at Delphi that commemorated Aemilius Paullus’ victory at Pydna69
5.The sarcophagus of Scipio Barbatus, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican79
6.A slave collar (original in the Museo Nazionale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano in Rome)90
7.Mithridates VI Eupator King of Pontus portrayed as Hercules103
8.Bronze statuette of Cybele on a cart drawn by lions, 2nd half of 2nd century AD124
9.Bust of Sulla in the Munich Glyptothek131
10.Bust of Julius Caesar134
11.The theatre of Pompey147
12.One of the fresco wall paintings in the cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale154
13.The Empress Messalina and her son Britannicus, AD 45, Roman sculpture, marble, Louvre171
14.The Roman ceremony of the Adventus depicted on a coin179
15.The tax law of Ephesus (now in Ephesus Museum)195
16.A detail of Trajan’s Column showing triumph of the emperor after the first campaign against the Dacians202
17.Hadrian’s Wall209
18.The Stabian Baths at Pompeii223
19.Porphyry statue of the Four Tetrarchs at the Basilica di San Marco, St Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy244
20.An image from the late antique Notitia Dignitatum250

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • List of Maps xiv
  • Notes on Further Reading xv
  • I - The Whole Story xvi
  • II - Empires of the Mind 13
  • III - Rulers of Italy 30
  • IV - Imperial Ecology 48
  • V - Mediterranean Hegemony 62
  • VI - Slavery and Empire 82
  • VII - Crisis 96
  • VIII - At Heaven’s Command? 113
  • IX - The Generals 128
  • X - The Enjoyment of Empire 146
  • XI - Emperors 162
  • XII - Resourcing Empire 185
  • XIII - War 200
  • XIV - Imperial Identities 218
  • XV - Recovery and Collapse 232
  • XVI - A Christian Empire 254
  • XVII - Things Fall Apart 272
  • XVIII - The Roman Past and the Roman Future 288
  • Notes 301
  • Bibliography 327
  • Glossary of Technical Terms 357
  • Photographic Acknowledgements 361
  • Index 362
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