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Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World [Paperback]

By J. E. Lendon (Author)
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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.

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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   336
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 6.18" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 17, 2002
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  0199247633  
ISBN13  9780199247639  

Availability  119 units.
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More About J. E. Lendon

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J.E. Lendon is professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity, runner-up for the Longman History Today Book of the Year Prize (2006).

J. E. Lendon has an academic affiliation as follows - Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Virginia Massachus.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > Rome
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics > Greek
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Government > Constitutions
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > History & Theory

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Fabulous coruscating prose; fascinating premise  Jun 19, 2002
In the 21st century, the culture of the aristocrat is largely a faded memory, and noble values--such as "honor" are largely viewed with suspicion as having fallen into disregard. This book is a serious attempt to reimagine Rome's alien culture, and to refine and revive conceptions of honor as people now dead 2000 years regarded it.

Unrepentantly a book for experts, yet written with a verve and sheer joy in language that makes it accessible to the more casual reader. As Lendon begins: "On what was to be the last day of his life, the Emperor Nero awoke to find that the palace sentries had abandoned their posts." The reader is--on some level at least --in for a wild and glorious ride from that point forward!

Whether the author himself would appreciate this or not, this book would do well in the library of the fantasy role-playing expert, looking to build a convincing scenario around a "Gladiator" style setting!


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