Beginning with the third century B.C. Roman economic policy started to contrast more and more sharply with that in the Hellenistic world, especially Egypt.
How Generous were the Romans in Granting Citizenship? Altay Cosku Labyrinth: An online journal published by the Classical Studies Department of the University…
Polybios was the first of a series of cultured Greeks attached to Romans and the first known member of a Peloponnesian elite to have developed such a close connection to the Romans.
Between the end of the Second Punic War and the beginning of the Social War the Roman Senate proposed and the voters passed a number of laws and regulations concemed with private life and public display, among them at least four restricting the cost of provisioning and the number of guests allowed at private banquets.
Means of enforcement constitute only one factor of a model for late Roman tax collection and this concern with enforcement, in turn, cannot be sepa- rated from the peculiar Roman notions of fiscal justice.
This study concludes that pragmatism and foresight allowed Alexander to accept all of Persia’s inhabitants as subjects, regardless of ethnicity, and meld them in a way that would ultimately contribute to a more stable empire.
In this dissertation, we show not only that Julius Caesar depicted his struggle with Pompey and the government of the Roman Republic as politically legitimate, but that he grounded this legitimacy primarily in notions of fides.
The Greek philosopher and sophist Protagoras would surely not mind this reuse of one of his most famous statements. “Concerning the crisis of the third century, I have no means of knowing whether there was one or not, or of what sort of a crisis it may have been.
The Athenian court system plays little role in conventional explanations for Athens’ success as a well-ordered society. Instead, scholars tend to em- phasize the importance of informal social control and internalized norms in maintaining order.