By Andrew Zissos

A spouse to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome presents a scientific and finished exam of the political, financial, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE).

  • Includes contributions from over dozen Classical experiences students prepared into six thematic sections
  • Illustrates how financial, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a number of social worlds inside a composite Roman empire
  • Concludes with a chain of appendices that supply unique chronological and demographic info and an in depth thesaurus of terms
  • Examines the Flavian Age extra largely and inclusively than ever earlier than incorporating assurance of frequently ignored teams, comparable to girls and non-Romans in the Empire

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Levick, Barbara M. 1999. Vespasian. London and New York: Routledge. Mason, Steve. 2005. ” In Josephus and Jewish History in Flavian Rome and Beyond, edited by Joseph Sievers and Gaia Lambi, 71–100. Leiden: Brill. Millar, Fergus. 1977. The Emperor in the Roman World (31 bc – ad 337). London: Duckworth. Nicols, John. 1978. Vespasian and the Partes Flavianae. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner. Powell, Anton. 2002. ” In Sextus Pompeius, edited by Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch, 103–33. London: Duckworth. Ramage, Edwin S.

Any study or assessment of the Flavian Age and its emperors must begin with the question of the sources upon which our knowledge of this period rests, and a vetting of those sources according to category. This is an essential prerequisite for all historical research; a synoptic examination of sources also offers a unique occasion to circumscribe the field of investigation by identifying which questions it is possible to answer and, no less importantly, those that are less fruitfully raised because of want of adequate evidence.

To begin with the former, all three Flavian emperors were great builders, and many of their architectural projects spanned more than one reign. In the realm of religion, all three were committed to the state religion and its institutions; rather more strikingly, all three also supported the cult of Isis, the great rival of Christianity among the various diaspora cults of the early Empire. In political terms, all three were closely connected to the soldiery. The Flavian dynasty had, of course, arisen from the army and both Vespasian and Titus maintained the regime’s military character; Domitian went even further in underscoring the importance of the legions and in emphasizing his own status as imperator.

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