The development of the story of Vespasian
A major role in emperor worship was played by Dea Roma, a Greek goddess who was unknown in Roman religion until the second century BC. During the Republican era, this deity only had the narrower geographic significance of the city of Rome, while the Greeks of the Hellenistic era elevated her into a divine personification of the Roman Republic and the entire Roman populace (Populus Romanus).
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.
One of the most striking features of euergetism in the Román imperial period was the participation in public Ufe of individuáis belonging to previously «marginal» groups: women, children even -to a certain extent- «freed slaves» and their descendants.
This inter-disciplinary thesis traces the influence of Greek images of monarchy on Rome, between 323 B.C. and A.D. 14.
This thesis will survey ancient responses to earthquakes and examine the reasons for imperial relief.
While Pontius Pilate is often seen as agnostic, in modern terms, the material evidence of his coinage and the Pilate inscription from Caesarea indicate a prefect determined to promote a form of Roman religion in Judaea.
Suetonius’ negative portrayal of emperors was not limited to Domitian. Emperors Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero and Vitellius also received negative portrayal in accordance with the senatorial influence and damnatio memoriae evident in the literature of the period. This attitude towards these condemned emperors matched the views of the senatorial aristocracy who were the patrons of literary commissions and their authors.