Index
Abbasid Caliphate 21, 104
Achaean League 70, 67–8, 100
Aemilius Paullus 68, 69, 153, 172
Aeneas 14, 16, 17
agriculture, see economy; taxation
Alamanni 213–5, 247, 275
Alexander the Great
career 19, 26, 36, 64, 126
as a model conqueror 71, 140
allies
Roman relations with 41–2
see also Social War
Ammianus Marcellinus 242
antiquarianism 122–3
see also Varro
Arab conquests 21, 187
army
equipment, organization and tactics 41–2, 74–5, 207–11
political role 132–3, 135
veterans 117, 131, 141, 196, 221–2
Athens 34, 64, 111, 130, 267
Augustine 122, 255–6, 259
Augustus (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus)
honours after at Actium 84, 116, 125, 166
imperialism 166–7, 201–5
life and career 14–16, 165–9
religious authority 123–6
reorganization of the military 92, 166–8
reorganization of taxation 196–8
Ausonius 242, 252
autocracy, see emperors
Aztec empire 24, 73, 121, 187
bathing 222–5
Britain, conquest of 82, 202
bureaucracy 11, 187–8, 196, 242–3, 248–51, 275, 282–4
capstone monarchy 176–8, 274
Caracalla’s Edict (Constitutio Antoniniana) 7, 121, 219, 246, 261
Carthage 14, 18, 40–1, 64–5, 70, 194
Cassiodorus 273, 275–6, 281, 289
Catilinarian conspiracy 85, 133, 149
Cato the Elder 18, 69, 71, 86, 87–8, 99
ceremonial 19–21, 26, 117–18, 125, 166–8, 180–1, 236, 245–6, 277, 285
see also triumph
Chinese Empires 26, 37, 73, 104, 175, 183, 186–7, 203, 210–13, 274, 297
Christians
communities of 213, 256
early growth in numbers 258–61
in historiography 234–5, 255–6, 278, 298
persecutions by 10, 235, 266–8
persecutions of 121, 123, 234–5, 246, 260, 262–3, 266, 277
see also heresy; schisms
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
philosophical writings 120, 157–9
political career 16, 85, 133–4, 137–8, 140–1, 148–152
Cimbric Wars 105, 135
citizenship 83, 114, 219–222
see also Social War
civil wars
Antony and Octavian versus Brutus and Cassius 141
Antony versus Octavian 141–2
following death of Domitian 172
following death of Nero 169–70
of the fourth century 237– 8, 247
of the third century 215–16

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  • 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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