This paper discusses the concepts ‘empire’ and ‘hegemony’, provides a new model of the institutional structure of ancient ‘citizen-city-state empires’, and argues that the contemporary USA cannot be defined as an ‘empire’.
You can have a Lord, you can have a King, but the man to fear is the tax assessor. ~ Anonymous citizen of Lasgash
The purpose of this book is to study a group of the highest civil administrative titles of the Old Kingdom from the standpoint of the memphite region.
Was Kushite kingship ideology based on a notion of joint rule? To what extent did the 25th Dynasty adopt kingship ideology from Egypt? Further, how did the Kushites govern Egypt and Kush and did one king rule over both lands?
Most Neronian interventions concerning the layout of the city have been made after the Great Fire of A.D. 64. Two of the few previous important interventions were the new arrangement of the via Recta and the construction of the pons Neronianus, giving access to the area with the new baths Nero built near those of Marcus Agrippa.
In this study, I explore administration, appointment policies and social hierarchies in the period between AD 193 to 284, in order to define changing status and power relations between the highest ranking representatives of imperial power at the central level.
The Pottery Mound sealings apparently give a rare, contemporary glimpse into the ramping up of the palace educational system during the reign of Menkaure, suggesting that the seeds of the bureacracy of the Fifth Dynasty may have been planted by Menkaure at the end of the Fourth Dynasty.
The province of Dalmatia was divided into three juridical districts (conventi iuridici): Scardona, Salona and Narona, of which the first was organized on the basis of the territorial principle and encompassed a higher number of municipalities (civitates) at once, while the Salona and Narona conventus communities were registered in accordance with narrower kinship communities, i.e. decuria.