Description: Ancient Rome was a vast and varied metropolis. By coercion and seduction it attracted a population from every province of its empire, as well as foodstuffs, building materials and entertainment from all over the world. What impact did the possession of empire have on the city itself? How did its inhabitants, visitors and subjects comprehend its unique role? How did Rome stay Roman when it encompassed the world? This collection of essays seeks to explore key aspects of the relationship between Rome and its empire.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period
Review by Jonathan L. Reed
Citation: Jonathan L. Reed, review of Catharine Edwards and Greg Woolf, eds., Rome the Cosmopolis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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