The Resource Constructing autocracy : aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome, Matthew B. Roller

Constructing autocracy : aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome, Matthew B. Roller

Label
Constructing autocracy : aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome
Title
Constructing autocracy
Title remainder
aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome
Statement of responsibility
Matthew B. Roller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rome's transition from a republican system of government to an imperial regime comprised more than a century of civil upheaval and rapid institutional change. Yet the establishment of a ruling dynasty, centered around a single leader, came as a cultural and political shock to Rome's aristocracy, who had shared power in the previous political order. How did the imperial regime manage to establish itself and how did the Roman elites from the time of Julius Caesar to Nero make sense of it? In this compelling book, Matthew Roller reveals a "dialogical" process at work, in which writers and philosophers vigorously negotiated and contested the nature and scope of the emperor's authority, despite the consensus that he was the ultimate authority figure in Roman society." "Roller seeks evidence for this "thinking out" of the new order in a wide range of republican and imperial authors, with an emphasis on Lucan and Seneca the Younger. He shows how elites assessed the impact of the imperial system on traditional aristocratic ethics, and examines how several longstanding authority relationships in Roman society - those of master to slave, father to son, and gift-creditor to gift-debtor - became competing models for how the emperor did or should relate to his aristocratic subjects. By revealing this ideological activity to be not merely reactive but also constitutive of the new order, Roller contributes to ongoing debates about the character of the Roman imperial system and about the "politics" of literature."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roller, Matthew B.
Index
index present
LC call number
DG281
LC item number
.R65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Aristocracia
  • Römisches Reich
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Emperors
  • Class consciousness
  • Aristocratie
  • Empereurs
  • Conscience de classe
  • Aristocracy (Political science)
  • Class consciousness
  • Emperors
  • Elites
  • Principaat
  • Gezag
  • Ethiek
  • Imperadores
  • Autokratie
  • Aristokratie
  • Kaiser
  • Machtstruktur
Label
Constructing autocracy : aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome, Matthew B. Roller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-300) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Emperor's Authority: Dining, Exchange, and Social Hierarchy.
  • Ch. 4.
  • Modeling the Emperor: The Master-Slave Relationship and Its Alternatives
  • pt. 1.
  • Ethics and Imperial Ideology.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Ethics of Civil War: Competing Communities in Lucan.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Ethics for the Principate: Seneca, Stoicism, and Traditional Roman Morality
  • pt. 2.
  • Figuring the Emperor.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780691050218
Lccn
00056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44454723
  • (OCoLC)ocm44454723
Label
Constructing autocracy : aristocrats and emperors in Julio-Claudian Rome, Matthew B. Roller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-300) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Emperor's Authority: Dining, Exchange, and Social Hierarchy.
  • Ch. 4.
  • Modeling the Emperor: The Master-Slave Relationship and Its Alternatives
  • pt. 1.
  • Ethics and Imperial Ideology.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Ethics of Civil War: Competing Communities in Lucan.
  • Ch. 2.
  • Ethics for the Principate: Seneca, Stoicism, and Traditional Roman Morality
  • pt. 2.
  • Figuring the Emperor.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 319 pages
Isbn
9780691050218
Lccn
00056511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44454723
  • (OCoLC)ocm44454723

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