A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome by Andrew Zissos

By Andrew Zissos

A better half to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome presents a scientific and complete exam of the political, fiscal, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE).

  • Includes contributions from over dozen Classical experiences students geared up into six thematic sections
  • Illustrates how monetary, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a number of social worlds inside a composite Roman empire
  • Concludes with a chain of appendices that supply precise chronological and demographic details and an in depth word list of terms
  • Examines the Flavian Age extra generally and inclusively than ever prior to incorporating assurance of usually missed teams, comparable to girls and non-Romans in the Empire

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2–3, cf. 6). Tacitus’ primary purpose, of course, is to transmit to posterity the deeds and character of a senator who was close to him personally as well as being a relative by marriage. This task is more difficult, the author laments at the opening of his work, in an age that no longer recognized the merits of individual aristocrats as readily as before (Agr. 4; cf. 4). But the Agricola is also a document about the administration of the Roman empire under the Flavians, dealing with both Roman military expansion in Britain and the duties of the provincial governor in his dealings with subject peoples.

428–9), went on to become a prolific writer – indeed, he is the most prolific extant author of the Flavian Age – and, as author of the Bellum Judaicum (Jewish War), an approved historian (Vit. 367). 4 Continuities versus discontinuities As noted above, the conceptual usefulness of any “age” depends on the extent to which it evinces consistent features. In the early Empire, breaks in consistency were particularly prone to occur in the transition from one emperor to the next. Given that the Flavian Age saw three emperors in a mere 27 years, and that these three had very different ­personalities and faced very different circumstances upon accession, the question of ­continuities versus discontinuities inevitably arises.

Vespasian thereby made of Alexandria, his place of residence in this period, a fleeting imperial center, temporarily relegating Rome to “peripheral” status. Here we see an important element of the problematization of the 14 Andrew Zissos imperial center, as discussed by Randall Pogorzelski (CHAPTER 12). Now it was clear not only that the emperor constituted the heart of the empire, but that that heart was mobile. This truth stood yet more starkly revealed under Domitian, who was the first emperor since Tiberius to spend extended periods of time away from Rome.

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