The Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • James W. Ermatinger
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  • ISBN-10: 1440838097
  • ISBN-13: 9781440838095
  • DDC: 937.003
  • 672 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

The Roman Empire was one of the greatest and most influential forces of the ancient world, and many of its achievements endure in one form or another to this day. Because of its geographic breadth, cultural diversity, and overall complexity, it is also one of the most difficult organizations to understand. This book focuses on the Roman Empire from the time of Julius Caesar to the sack of Rome. While most references on the Roman world provide a series of alphabetically arranged entries, this work is organized in broad topical chapters on government and politics, administration, individuals, groups and organizations, places, events, military developments, and objects and artifacts. Each section provides 20 to 30 substantive entries along with an overview essay. The work also provides a selection of primary source documents and closes with a bibliography of important print and electronic resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Empires of the World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Cities.
2: Alexandria.
3: Antioch.
4: Aquincum.
5: Athens.
6: Caesarea Maritima.
7: Carnuntum.
8: Carthage.
9: Colonia Agrippina.
10: Constantinople.
11: Corinth.
12: Ephesus.
13: Jerusalem.
14: London.
15: Lugdunum.
16: Mediolanum.
17: Mogontiacum.
18: Ostia.
19: Petra.
20: Pompeii.
21: Ravenna.
22: Rome.
23: Split and Salona.
24: Thessalonica.
25: Trier.
26: Government and Politics.
27: Aediles.
28: Auspices or Augury.
29: Bureaucracy.
30: Calendar.
31: Censor.
32: Circus.
33: Comitia.
34: Consilium.
35: Consul.
36: Corporations.
37: Curatores.
38: Currency Systems.
39: Cursus Honorum.
40: Dictator.
41: Equites.
42: Grain Trade.
43: Law Courts.
44: Manumission.
45: Pontifex Maximus.
46: Praeses (Roman Governors).
47: Prisons.
48: Propaganda.
49: Punishment.
50: Roman Law.
51: Roman Law, Evolution of.
52: Senate.
53: Taxation.
54: Treason Trials.
55: Vestal Virgins.
56: Vigiles.
57: Groups and Organizations.
58: Alamanni and Juthungi.
59: Bacchus, Cult of.
60: Celts.
61: Christians.
62: Dacians.
63: Desert Tribes.
64: Family Names.
65: Freedmen.
66: Germanic Tribes.
67: Gladiators.
68: Huns.
69: Isis and Osiris, Cult of.
70: Jews.
71: Mauri.
72: Merchants.
73: Mystery Religions.
74: Parthians.
75: Persians.
76: Picts.
77: Slaves.
78: State Religion.
79: Traders.
80: Vandals.
81: Visigoths.
82: Individuals.
83: Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius (64–12 BCE).
84: Agrippina the Elder (14 BCE–33 CE).
85: Antoninus Pius (86–161 CE).
86: Augustus (63 BCE–14 CE).
87: Aurelian, Lucius Domitius (ca. 215–275 CE).
88: Caesar, Gaius Julius (102–44 BCE).
89: Caligula (12–41 CE).
90: Claudius (10 BCE–54 CE).
91: Cleopatra (69–30 BCE).
92: Constantine (285–337 CE).
93: Constantine, House of.
94: Diocletian (ca. 244–313 CE).
95: Domitian (51–96 CE).
96: Hadrian (76–138 CE).
97: Jesus (ca. 4 BCE–29 CE).
98: Latin Fathers of the Western Church.
99: Livia Drusilla (58 BCE–29 CE).
100: Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE).
101: Nero (37–68 CE).
102: Palmyra, House of.
103: Sejanus, Lucius Aelius (20 BCE–31 CE).
104: Severan Dynasty (193–235 CE).
105: Theodosius, House of.
106: Tiberius (42 BCE–37 CE).
107: Trajan (53–117 CE).
108: Valentinian, House of.
109: Valerian (ca. 193–260 CE) and Gallienus (218–268 CE).
110: Vespasian, Titus Flavius (9–79 CE).
111: Institutions.
112: Alimenta.
113: Annona.
114: Burial Clubs.
115: Census.
116: Civitas.
117: Client Kings.
118: Colonies.
119: Delatores.
120: Diocese.
121: Language.
122: Mansio (Road System).
123: Markets.
124: Marriage.
125: Mints.
126: Officials.
127: Priests.
128: Provinces.
129: Provincial Capitals.
130: Provincial Law.
131: Public Health and Sanitation.
132: Public Works.
133: Regulations, Business.
134: Regulations, Commercial.
135: Religion.
136: Sacrifices.