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Official power and local elites in the Roman provinces / edited by Rada Varga and Viorica Rusu-Bolindet.

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
xix, 193 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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"Presenting a new and revealing overview of the ruling classes of the Roman Empire, this volume explores aspects of the relations between the official state structures of Rome and local provincial elites. The central objective of the volume is to present as complex a picture as possible of the provincial leaderships and their many and varied responses to the official state structures. The perspectives from which issues are approached by the contributors are as multiple as the realities of the Roman world: from historical and epigraphic studies to research of philological and linguistic interpretations, and from architectural analyses to direct interpretations of the material culture. While some local potentates took pride in their relationship with Rome and their use of Latin, exhibiting their allegiances publically as well as privately, others preferred to keep this display solely for public manifestation. These complex and complementary pieces of research provide an in-depth image of the power mechanisms within the Roman state. The chronological span of the volume is from Rome's Republican conquest of Greece to the changing world of the 4th and 5th centuries AD, when a new ecclesiastical elite began to emerge"--Provided by publisher.
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Local elites in west Roman Greece : the evidence from Thesprotia and Preveza (Ourania Palli, Georgios Riginos, Vasiliki Lamprou) -- Collective mentality and praótēs : ruling classes in the eastern provinces in literature, linguistics and epigraphy : a "vademecum" for the politician (Francesca Zaccaro) -- Roman state structures and the provincial elite in republican Iberia (Benedict Lowe) -- Routes of resistance to integration : Alpine reactions to Roman power (Hannah Cornwell) -- The futility of revolt : Pausanias on local myths of freedom and rebellion (Lydia Langerwerf) -- Palmyrene elites : aspects of self-representation and integration in Hadrian's age (Stefano Magnani, Paola Mior) -- Provincial landmarks of the official power : the Praetorium Consularis of Apulum (Rada Varga, Viorica Rusu-Bolindet) -- Power at the periphery : military authority in transition in late Roman Britain (Rob Collins) -- Administering the empire : the unmaking of an equestrian elite in the 4th century CE (Mariana Bodnaruk) -- Kinship, conflict and unity among Roman elites in post-Roman Gaul : the contrasting experiences of Caesarius and Avitus (Leslie Dodd).
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