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

By Andrew Zissos

A significant other to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome offers a scientific and finished exam of the political, financial, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE).

  • Includes contributions from over dozen Classical reports students equipped into six thematic sections
  • Illustrates how monetary, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a number of social worlds inside of a composite Roman empire
  • Concludes with a chain of appendices that supply distinct chronological and demographic info and an in depth thesaurus of terms
  • Examines the Flavian Age extra generally and inclusively than ever prior to incorporating assurance of frequently ignored teams, similar to girls and non-Romans in the Empire

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Vespasian “is widely understood to embody 8 Andrew Zissos some attractive features of Roman municipal culture: hardy, unpompous, and skeptical” (Curran 2007, 90). This view is reinforced by official portraits, which, as Susan Wood (Chapter 7, section 1) discusses, mark a return to a stark realism that harks back to the tradition of the Roman Republic. It is perhaps not unreasonable to speak of a post‐Neronian habitus: Vespasian was hardworking, practical, parsimonious – and he valued and encouraged these qualities in others.

2003. ” In Flavian Rome: culture, image, text, edited by Anthony J. Boyle and William J. Dominik, 659–84. Leiden: Brill. Part I Preliminary Chapter 1 Sources and Evidence Frédéric Hurlet Introduction As one of the “human sciences,” history entails both a method and an object of study. Any study or assessment of the Flavian Age and its emperors must begin with the question of the sources upon which our knowledge of this period rests, and a vetting of those sources according to category. This is an essential prerequisite for all historical research; a synoptic examination of sources also offers a unique occasion to circumscribe the field of investigation by identifying which questions it is possible to answer and, no less importantly, those that are less fruitfully raised because of want of adequate evidence.

From authors writing after the Antonine period, we have accounts that are less valuable for being both more remote in time from the Flavian Age and less detailed in their treatment. Cassius Dio might have been a partial exception: he discussed the Flavian dynasty in Books 67 and 68 of his Roman History, but this part of the Greek historian’s magnum opus has been lost, and we must settle for anthologies and abstracts from the Byzantine period (Constantinian excerpta from the tenth century, some entries in the Suda, and, most importantly, the abridgments of Xiphilin and Zonaras).

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