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Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World

 
 
 
 
Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World
Author: J. E. Lendon
ISBN 13: 9780199247639
ISBN 10: 199247633
Edition: 1
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: 2002-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $69.00
 
 

Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled.