Ancient World

The Senate of Imperial Rome

Paperback

Price:
$60.00 / £47.00
ISBN:
Published:
10/21/1987
Copyright:
1984
Pages:
606
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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Richard J. A. Talbert examines the composition, procedure, and functions of the Roman senate during the Principate (30 B.C.-A.D. 238). Although it is of central importance to the period, this great council has not previously received such scholarly treatment. Offering a fresh approach to major ancient authors (Pliny and Tacitus in particular), the book also draws on inscriptions and legal writers never before fully exploited for the study of the senate.