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Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception of how the empire functioned. He also has shown how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam evolved from within the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world.
Opening this collection of sixteen essays is a new contribution by Millar in which he defends the continuing significance of the study of Classics and argues for expanding the definition of what constitutes that field. In this volume he also questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power in Republican Rome. In so doing he sheds new light on the establishment of a new regime by the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.
About the Author
Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford. Hannah M. Cotton is professor of history and classics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Guy M. Rogers is professor of classics and history at Wellesley College.
"Reflects the remarkably wide and multifaceted interests by which Fergus Millar continues to enrich the study of ancient history."
-Times Literary Supplement
"A readable, stimulating anthology."
"A dizzying series of revisionist essays, always challenging with their recurring and intermeshed themes. Commendations are due the editors for the care devoted to assembling and presenting this volume."
"Fergus Millar's vast output of publications on all periods of Roman and Hellenistic history. has established his reputation as the outstanding Roman historian of his generation."
-Journal of Roman Studies
"Millar is one of the greatest of today's ancient historians. This volume not only displays the consistent development of his thought on the Roman Republic, its nature, and its structures, but presents the challenges to accepted views that have emerged over the years from this perceptive and thoroughgoing writer."
-John Richardson, University of Edinburgh
"Anyone interested in ancient history will wish to have this collection of Millar's essays on their shelf. He has made an enormous contribution to our understanding of the Roman Empire in all its richness and diversity. His introductory essay provides an overview of where Roman history is going and how his own work fits in the larger picture."
-Philip A. Stadter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Christian life cannot be fully understood or experienced without first grasping the importance of prayer. Yet prayer, as it is found in the Christian scriptures, has received limited attention as a topic of study. Into God's Presence explores the nature and use of prayer throughout the entire New Testament. Written by twelve leading biblical scholars with diverse confessional perspectives, this insightful volume first discusses Christian prayer in relation to prayer in the Old Testament, the Greco-Roman world, first-century Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The rest of the book takes an instructive look at prayer as it appears from Matthew to Revelation, with special attention given to Jesus as an exemplar and teacher of prayer. "Speaking of prayer in the New Testament. 12 biblical scholars including N.T. Wright and David Aune offer the anthology Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament, exploring the topic by first examining prayer in the Jewish tradition, in the Greco-Roman world and in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The essays then discuss prayer in the Gospels and the Pauline Epistles, ending (of course!) with a coda essay on prayer in the Book of Revelation." - Publishers Weekly
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During the period of popular discontent in Rome which led to the First secessio plebis in 494 BC. each of the Volsci. Sabines and the Aequi took up arms against Rome at the same time. To meet the threat and because of the popular political concerns at the time, Valerius was appointed dictator by the Roman senate. He was said to have been chosen because of his moderate temper. His appointment was accepted by the people because of the popularity of his late brother Publius. [ 1 ]Resolution of military affairs
Valerius called for conscripts and the people responded positively. Ten legions (about 45.000 men) were raised, a greater number than had been raised previously at any one time. Four of these legions were assigned to the dictator to deal with the Sabines who were regarded as the most serious of the three military threats, and three to each of the consuls to meet the Aequi and the Volsci. [ 1 ]
Valerius marched with his army to meet the Sabines and won a victory. for which he was awarded a triumph. Additionally the honour of a curule chair in the circus maximus was given to him and his descendants. [ 3 ]Secession of the plebs
After the armies' return to Rome, Valerius requested the senate to deal with the ongoing debt issues which were afflicting the people. The senate declined to act, and the dictator was outraged. He said before the senate:
You will not let me recommend concord. Trust me, before long you will wish that the people of Rome had patrons similar to me. For my part, I will neither further disappoint my fellow citizens, nor will I be dictator to no purpose. Internal divisions and foreign wars caused the republic to require such a magistrate. Peace has been secured abroad, it is impeded at home. I will be a witness to these disturbances as a private citizen rather than as dictator.
He resigned his commission, and went to his house, greeted by the applause of the people. [ 3 ]References
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This book examines the impact of the Roman cultural revolution under Augustus on the Roman province of Greece. It argues that the transformation of Roman Greece into a classicizing 'museum' was a specific response of the provincial Greek elites to the cultural politics of the Roman imperial monarchy. Against a background of Roman debates about Greek culture and Roman decadence, Augustus promoted the ideal of a Roman debt to a 'classical' Greece rooted in Europe and morally opposed to a stereotyped Asia. In Greece the regime signalled its admiration for Athens, Sparta, Olympia and Plataea as symbols of these past Greek glories. Cued by the Augustan monarchy, provincial-Greek notables expressed their Roman orientation by competitive cultural work (revival of ritual; restoration of buildings) aimed at further emphasising Greece's 'classical' legacy. Reprised by Hadrian, the Augustan construction of 'classical' Greece helped to promote the archaism typifying Greek culture under the principate.
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Professor Keith Bradley teaches Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Victoria. A specialist in the social and cultural history of ancient Rome, he is the author of five books: Suetonius' Life of Nero: An Historical Commentary (1978); Slaves and Masters in the Roman Empire (1986); Slavery and Rebellion in the Roman World (1989); Discovering the Roman Family (1991); and Slavery and Society at Rome (1994). Professor Bradley has also written more than one hundred articles, essays, and reviews. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and presently holds a Killam Research Fellowship. He is currently working on a book on Apuleius. He spent the first ten years of his teaching career in the United States, principally at Johns Hopkins and Stanford, before moving to Canada in 1980.
The Rev. Dr. Allen Callahan is Associate Professor of New Testament and Horace Dey Lentz Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School and is an ordained Baptist minister. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his bachelor�s degree in Religion from Princeton University. He received his master�s and doctorate degrees in the Study of Religion at Harvard University, specializing in New Testament Studies and Early Christian History. He has taught theology at Boston College, Andover-Newton Theological School, the Semin�rio Teologico Batista do Nordeste in Brazil, and Harvard University. A recipient of numerous honors and grants, the Rev. Dr. Callahan teaches language courses as well as courses on biblical literature, ancient Christian literature, early church history; ancient African Christianity; African American religion and theology; and African American biblical interpretation.
Dr. Elaine Fantham was Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University with specialization in Roman theater, epic, rhetoric, and women's history until 1999. Her many publications include the books, Roman Literary Culture (1996); Women in the Classical World, Image and Text (1994 with Foley, Kampen, Pomeroy, and Shapiro); Lucan: de Bello Civili II (1992); and Seneca's Troades: A Literary Commentary (1982). Dr. Fantham is a member of the editorial board of the journals Phoenix, Materiali e Discussioni, and Rhetorica.
Professor Karl Galinsky received his doctorate at Princeton University in 1966. For many years, he has taught at the University of Texas, Austin, where he is currently the Floyd Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on various aspects of Roman civilization, including literature, art, history, and religion. Dr. Galinsky�s scholarship has been supported by prestigious research awards, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim and von Humboldt Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the American Academy in Rome. The holder of four awards for teaching excellence, he regularly teaches a large introductory course on Roman civilization. He is a specialist in the age of Augustus and is the author of, Augustan Culture: An Interpretive Introduction (Princeton University Press paperback, 1998). He is currently preparing The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus for the Cambridge University Press.
Professor Erich Gruen has taught history and the classics at the University of California, Berkeley since 1966, with special interests in Greek and Roman History, and the Jews in the Greco-Roman World. Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard Universities, he has received numerous honors and awards for his scholarship and teaching, including fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1996). He was a Resident in Classics at the American Academy in Rome in 1990. More recently, he received a President's Fellowship in Humanities (1999-2000) and the Austrian Cross of Honor for distinguished work in scholarship of the arts (1999). He was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986) and the American Philosophical Society (2000). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History and the American Journal of Ancient History. His publications include Last Generation of the Roman Republic (1974, nominated for a National Book Award), The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome (1988, awarded the James H. Breasted Prize), and Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition (1998).
Professor Judith Hallett is Chair of the Classics Department and Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland at College Park. Currently Associate Editor of the journal Classical World, she has lectured and published widely on Roman literature and culture in the Augustan age and early imperial periods with a special focus on women, sexuality, and the family. Author of the book, Fathers and Daughters in Roman Society: Women and the Elite Family (Princeton 1984), she has recently co-edited (with M.B. Skinner) Roman Sexualities (Princeton 1997) and (with S. K. Dickison) Rome and Her Monuments (Bolchazy-Carducci 2000). She has also contributed chapters to several volumes of scholarly essays, including Women and Christian Origins (Oxford 1999). Professor Hallett has worked with Erich Segal on the ABC-TV sports documentary, The Ancient Games, and has appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Court of Ideas radio series as an expert witness on Sappho, Augustus, Nero and Boudicca. She has also appeared on several History Channel programs, including the History of Sex, 1999.
Professor Karen King teaches New Testament Studies and the History of Ancient Christianity at Harvard University. An editorial board member for the journal, Religion, Professor King's extensive publications include the books, Revelation and the Unknowable God (1996); Images of the Feminine in Gnosticism: Studies in Antiquity and Christianity (editor, 1988); and Women and Goddess Traditions: Studies on Asia, the Ancient Mediterranean and Contemporary Goddess Theology (editor, 1997). She has two books in progress: Reimagining Gnosticism (for Princeton University Press) and A Commentary on the Gospel of Mary (for Polebridge Press). She is the author of over fifty additional scholarly articles and papers on early Christianity.
Professor Diana E. E. Kleiner is an art historian known worldwide for her expertise on Roman sculpture. She is the Dunham Professor of Classics and History of Art, and Deputy Provost for the Arts at Yale University. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman art and its political and social context. Her books, Roman Group Portraiture: The Funerary Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire, and Roman Imperial Funerary Altars with Portraits, are considered the definitive works in their field. Her more recent book, Roman Sculpture, has become the fundamental reference on the sculpture of Rome for students, specialists, and the general public. Along with a colleague at Yale, she curated an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, entitled "I, Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome," which opened at Yale in September 1996, and traveled to San Antonio, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibition, which was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, brought together some of the finest works of Roman art in the United States and was accompanied by a catalog of the same name. In 2000, it was followed by a sequel volume: I, Claudia II: Women in Roman Art and Society. Professor Kleiner's courses at Yale, where she has taught since 1980, focus on subjects such as Augustan Rome, Roman sculpture, Roman architecture, and women in Roman art.
Professor Ronald Mellor has been teaching Greek and Roman History at UCLA for 25 years. He has been a Visiting Fellow/Scholar at University College London, the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University, the American Academy in Rome, and the Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. His research has centered on ancient religion and Roman historiography. His seven books are: Thea Rhome: The Goddess Roma in the Greek World (1975); From Augustus to Nero: The First Dynasty of Imperial Rome (ed. 1990); Tacitus (1992); Tacitus: The Classical Heritage (1995); The Historians of Ancient Rome (ed. 1997); The Roman Historians (1999); and Text and Tradition: Studies in Greek History and Historiography in Honor of Mortimer Chambers (ed. 1999) He is also author of the principal articles on ancient Rome in the CD-ROM encyclopedia, Encarta 2000 (Microsoft). From 1992 to 1997, Professor Mellor was Chair of the UCLA History Department. He is the statewide Principal Investigator of the California History-Social Science Project, which brings university faculty together with K-12 teachers at ten sites in California. The CHSSP was given the 2000 American Historical Association Beveridge Award for K-12 teaching.
Professor Richard Saller is the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and Classics at the University of Chicago. He is also Dean of the university's Social Sciences Division, and former chairman of the History Department. Professor Saller has written prolifically on the social history of ancient Rome. His books include Patriarchy, Property, and Death in the Roman Family (1994); (with P. Garnsey) The Roman Empire: Economy, Society, and Culture (1987); (also with P. Garnsey) The Early Principate: Augustus to Trajan (1982); and Personal Patronage Under the Early Empire (1982). Professor Saller has also edited two collected volumes and numerous scholarly articles. He is currently Associate Editor of the journal, Classical Philology.
Professor Jo-Ann Shelton teaches classics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her research interests are in the social and cultural history of the ancient Roman world. She has produced a comprehensive source book on Roman social history, As the Romans Did (Oxford 1998, second edition), and published articles on Roman marriage and family structure. She has also published two books and several articles on the tragedies of Seneca the Younger, as well as articles on arena events and chariot racing. In addition, she has published articles on the prose rhetoric of Seneca the Younger and Pliny the Younger. Professor Shelton is interested in the history of human attitudes toward animals. She has published several articles on epicurean theories about the moral status of animals. She is currently working on two research projects. The first is on the display of elephants in ancient Roman arenas. The other is on gender and species in Apuleius.
Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Classics at Reading University. An expert on Pompeii, Professor Wallace-Hadrill was awarded the AIA James R. Wiseman Award in 1995 for his book, Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994). He has written several other books including, Augustan Rome (1993) and Suetonius: the Scholar and his Caesars (1985). Edited volumes by Professor Wallace-Hadrill include (with R. Laurence) Domestic Space in the Roman World: Pompeii and Beyond (1997) and (with J.W. Rich) City and Country in the Ancient World (1991).
Martin Goodman. D.Phil (Oxford 1980) in Ancient History, is Professor of Jewish Studies in the University of Oxford and Fellow of Wolfson College. He is also a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has published extensively on Jewish history and was editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies (OUP).Readership
All those interested in ancient Judaism and in early Christianity.Reviews
'Let it be said right away: if you want to avoid changing your lecture notes, do not read this book! Martin Goodman, Professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford University, is an acclaimed scholar in both Roman and Jewish studies, and
with good reason. Though I, like probably many others, only reluctantly change my lecture notes, I find myself greatly enriched by having read this volume. for anyone occupied with the late Second Temple period, Goodman’s volume is a must read. '
Morten Hørning Jensen, Bulletin for Biblical Research 19.4, 2010
‘Judaism in the Roman World brings together a series of relatively short papers, all with important conclusions..’
René Bloch, University of Bern
The Studia Philonica Annual 22 2010
A select chronological list of miscellaneous essays bearing on the modern reception of the ancient world. The letter A. B. C or D before an item refers to its republication in one of the last four monographs above.
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