The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture
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These are some of the many questions posed here, in the new, expanded edition of Garnsey and Saller's pathbreaking account of the economy, society, and culture of the Roman Empire. This second edition includes a new introduction that explores the consequences for government and the governing classes of the replacement of the Republic by the rule of emperors. Addenda to the original chapters offer up-to-date discussions of issues and point to new evidence and approaches that have enlivened the study of Roman history in recent decades. A completely new chapter assesses how far Rome’s subjects resisted her hegemony. The bibliography has also been thoroughly updated, and a new color plate section has been added.
Augustan religious conservatism by a Severan senator reacting against the rapid pace of political and religious change in his world: Therefore, if you desire to become in very truth immortal, act as I advise; and furthermore both yourself worship the Divine Power everywhere and in every way in accordance with the traditions of our fathers and compel all others to honour it. Those who attempt to distort our religion with strange rites you should abhor and punish, not merely for the sake of the
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Principate did not.10 Late Roman Emperors (for the late empire had certainly arrived by the end of the third century) were absolute monarchs. The carefully contrived formula that Augustus had worked out in order to justify and legitimate his domination of the state had served its term. The powers of the emperor Julius Caesar broke with Republican tradition and paid the penalty.11 Augustus did not follow his example. He presented himself as a magistrate among magistrates, superior to the rest