... this thesis is exhaustive, but hopefully not overly burdensome, and I have attempted to provide
all the scholarship in English and other European languages that is relevant, although I am sure I
have made unfortunate omissions. The result is an almost complete guide to the Res Gestae, its
various su ...
... The mad monarchs of Roman history, with all their peculiarities and the
countless anecdotes that surround their lives, form a fascinating topic of
research. This book focuses on one of those ‘insane despots’. The emperor
Commodus was the first purple-born Roman emperor, and according to our
... Roman world, which is known today as the “Tetrarchy.” Diocletian’s system saw four men, two
Augusti and two Caesars, sharing control of the Roman Empire and basing themselves in
different geographical locations. As such, the Tetrarchs were able to deal with threats to the
Empire’s borders much more ...
... patience, especially during my ‘panic-mode’ moments. I could not have done it without your
support and constant re-assurance, which never faulted even when I was at the end of my
tether. Thank you. Special thanks also to Enrica Sciarrino and Alison Griffith for your input and
interest in my topic wh ...
... triumph by synthesizing all the prior discussions and arguments and then analyzing the
whole ceremony in order to figure out what the triumph meant to the Romans. As big a
step as this was, and as helpful and important as Versnel’s work still is to those interested
in the technical workings of the t ...
... transition, the Vestal Virgins of Rome began to represent a sense of what it meant to be Roman.
The manifestation of the symbolization of Rome gave the Vestals great power. As the social and
political power that Vestals gained grew, so too do their expressions of their power. Throughout
this transit ...
... excessive partying was in the best interest of Rome after just recovering from near disaster.
Although the young men were disappointed by this Vespasian knew that men much older and
wiser would support his political stand point. As a result, Vespasian did not go along with
financing extravagant part ...
... and respectwa's not suppUed 'by tlhfiilfluen~
of tear." But'the stibvEit"si6ii or an eMabllshed
gbVerliJIient is alway!; a' work' 'l1f'soIite real; 'and
of much apparent, difficulty;' and ;the throne of
Gratian was protected by tne sanctions of cuStom, law;teligion, aiid the hicebalanceof the
... There is some general agreement here: emotions are affective reactions, in that
they are moods or feelings. I support Nussbaum’s neo-Stoic approach to emotions as
thoughts (“emotion-thoughts”) and judgments of value.15 If we combine these ideas, we
can define an emotion as an affective reaction to ...
... images of food production and consumption in the western Roman empire of the first
through fourth centuries AD and correlates the images with the ancient literary sources.
Chapter One focuses on rural life, Chapter Two on the city, and Chapter Three on the
home. The fact that the Roman elite (in Ita ...
... both the Alans and the Siling Vandals in the process. But their victory would come at a
serious price for the western Empire, laying the seeds for the barbarian kingdoms that
would soon supplant it in the West.
In 428/9, no longer checked by the Visigoths, the Hasding Vandals and the
remnants of the ...
... end of the 17thcentury, the Golden Age of Spain of the Spanish military had faded to a dream for
reasons that go back over two thousand years.
History records wars of invasion in the Iberian Peninsula in the 6thCBC when the Tartessians
fought off incursions by the Phoenician/Carthaginians. By the 3r ...
... Aristarchus were some of the first to record their observations and calculations of the sun and
other planetary bodies, or perhaps the first whose astronomical works survived, as it is
understandably a global activity. Aristarchus’s heliocentric views must have been in the
minority, but nevertheless ...
... materials which contained messages about the emperor and which were readily available all across
the empire. These include the kinds of materials that people came into contract with regularly, or
would have seen quite frequently. In particular, this thesis will examine the coins and portraiture of