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Title From the tetrarchs to the Theodosians : later Roman history and culture, 284-450 CE / edited by Scott McGill, Cristiana Sogno, Edward Watts.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 321 pages).
Series Yale classical studies ; 34
Yale classical studies ; v. 34.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Scott McGill, Cristiana Sogno, and Edward Watts -- The unity of the Roman Empire / David Potter -- Roman patronage / Peter Garnsey -- Roman matchmaking / Cristiana Sogno -- Constantine the lawgiver / Jill Harries -- Constantine answers the veterans / Serena Connolly -- Three generations of Christian philosophical biography / Edward Watts -- Three generations of Paulinus of Pella: learning in the late empire / Josiah Osgood -- Another man's miracles: recasting Aelius Donatus in Phocas's Life of Virgil / Scott McGill -- Gregory of Nazanzius's Life of Julian revisited (Or. 4 and 5); the art of governance by invective / Susanna Elm -- Liar in winter: Themistius and Theodosius / Peter Heather -- Moments of truth: Gregory of Nazanzius and Theodosius I / Neil McLynn -- Reinventing Constantinople: Theodosius I's imprint on the imperial city / Brian Croke -- Reinventing history: Jerome's Chronicle and the writing of the post-Roman West / Mark Vessey.
Summary "An integrated collection of essays examining the politics, social networks, law, historiography, and literature of the later Roman world. The volume treats three central themes: the first section looks at political and social developments across the period and argues that, in spite of the stress placed upon traditional social structures, many elements of Roman life remained only slightly changed. The second section focuses upon biographical texts and shows how late-antique authors adapted traditional modes of discourse to new conditions. The final section explores the first years of the reign of Theodosius I and shows how he built upon historical foundations while unfurling new methods for utilising, presenting, and commemorating imperial power. These papers analyse specific events and local developments to highlight examples of both change and continuity in the Roman world from 284-450"--Publisher description.
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Subject Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 284-476.
Rome -- Civilization.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Social change -- Rome -- History.
Chronological Term Geschichte 284-450
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author McGill, Scott, 1968-
Sogno, Cristiana, 1969-
Watts, Edward Jay, 1975-
Other Form: Print version: From the tetrarchs to the Theodosians. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521898218 (DLC) 2009048603 (OCoLC)449827611
ISBN 9780511713125 (electronic bk.)
0511713126 (electronic bk.)
9780521898218 (hardback)
0521898218 (hardback)
9780511712296 (ebook)
0511712294 (ebook)