Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity

Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity

A preliminary report on continuing research into the political, cultural, and religious milieu of the later Roman Empire, from a humanist historiographic perspective.

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299133443

Category: History

Page: 182

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. Preface. . 1. Devotio: Autocracy and Elites. 3. 2. Paideia and Power. 35. 3. Poverty and Power. 71. 4. Towards a Christian Empire. 118. . Index. 159.
Categories: History

To Change the World

To Change the World

Peter Brown, Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian
Empire (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press), 62. 20. Brown, Power and
Persuasion in Late Antiquity, 69–70. 21. Brown, Power and Persuasion in Late
Antiquity, ...

Author: James Davison Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199745395

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Christians in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly transformative? In To Change the World, James Davison Hunter offers persuasive--and provocative--answers to these questions. Hunter begins with a penetrating appraisal of the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire. Because change implies power, all Christian eventually embrace strategies of political engagement. Hunter offers a trenchant critique of the political theologies of the Christian Right and Left and the Neo-Anabaptists, taking on many respected leaders, from Charles Colson to Jim Wallis and Stanley Hauerwas. Hunter argues that all too often these political theologies worsen the very problems they are designed to solve. What is really needed is a different paradigm of Christian engagement with the world, one that Hunter calls "faithful presence"--an ideal of Christian practice that is not only individual but institutional; a model that plays out not only in all relationships but in our work and all spheres of social life. He offers real-life examples, large and small, of what can be accomplished through the practice of "faithful presence." Such practices will be more fruitful, Hunter argues, more exemplary, and more deeply transfiguring than any more overtly ambitious attempts can ever be. Written with keen insight, deep faith, and profound historical grasp, To Change the World will forever change the way Christians view and talk about their role in the modern world.
Categories: Religion

The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity

The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity

And there is the approach of Brown in Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity ,
with a focus on personal connections . My approach to this incident concentrates
on the mechanics of decision - making at the court of Theodosius . Although ...

Author: Andrew Cain

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754667251

Category: History

Page: 464

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Late Antiquity witnessed a dramatic recalibration in the economy of power, and nowhere was this more pronounced than in the realm of religion. The transformations that occurred in this pivotal era moved the ancient world into the Middle Ages and forever changed the way that religion was practiced. The twenty eight studies in this volume explore this shift using evidence ranging from Latin poetic texts, to Syriac letter collections, to the iconography of Roman churches and Merowingian mortuary goods.The kaleidoscope of perspectives they provide creates a richly illuminating volume that add a new social and political dimension to current debates about religion in Late Antiquity.
Categories: History

The World of Late Antiquity

The World of Late Antiquity

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393958035

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 813

These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.
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The World of Late Antiquity

The World of Late Antiquity

Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of ...

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393958035

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 453

These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East. Mr. Brown, Professor of History at Princeton University, examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history; how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam. We still live with the results of these contrasts.
Categories: History

Transformations of Late Antiquity

Transformations of Late Antiquity

... CA , 2005 ) and Andrea Sterk , Renouncing the World Yet Leading the Church :
the Monk - Bishop in Late Antiquity ( Cambridge , 2004 ) . We should place those
works against the background of Peter Brown , Power and Persuasion in Late ...

Author: Philip Rousseau

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754665534

Category: History

Page: 345

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'Transformation' is a notion apposite to essays in honour of Peter Brown. 'The transformation of the classical heritage' is a theme to which he has devoted, and continues to devote, much energy. All the essays here in some way explore this notion of transformation; the late antique ability to turn the past to new uses, and to set its wealth of principle and insight to work in new settings.
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Roman History Late Antiquity Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Roman History  Late Antiquity  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

13, The late empire, A.D. 337-425. Edited by Averil Cameron ... Revealing
Antiquity 15. Cambridge, MA: ... >Brown, Peter. 1992. Power and persuasion in
Late Antiquity: Towards 22 ROMAN HISTORY: LATE ANTIQUITY Provinces and
Cities.

Author: Eric Rebillard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199805099

Category:

Page: 30

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

“The Rise and Function of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity,” JRS 61: 80–101.
Reprinted and revised in P. Brown, Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity, 1982,
103–152. London: Faber and Faber. ———. 1992. Power and Persuasion in Late
 ...

Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996339

Category: History

Page: 1296

View: 340

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.
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Dictionnaire birman fran ais Fasc 15

Dictionnaire birman fran  ais  Fasc  15

... and Susanna El.M for insights on fourth century bishops. 2. On the competitive
transformations of office and belief, see P. BROWN, Power and Persuasion in
Late Antiquity. Towards a Christian Empire (Madison: The University of
Wisconsin, ...

Author: Wolfgang A. Bienert

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042906804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

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Origeniana Septima, herausgegeben von Wolfgang A. Bienert und Uwe Kuhneweg, enthalt die Beitrage des 7. internationalen Origenes-Kolloquiums, das unter dem Thema : Origenes in den Auseinandersetzungen des 4. Jahrhunderts vom 25. - 29. August 1997 in Hofgeismar und Marburg stattfand. An diesem Kolloquium, das erstmals in Deutschland zusammenkam, nahmen mehr als 100 Wissenschaftler aus 18 Lander teil. Das nachste Kolloquium dieser Art fand im Jahre 2001 unter der Leitung von Prof. Lorenzo Perrone in Pisa (Italien) statt. Die Beitrage der beiden letzten Treffen, in Boston (1989) und Chantilly (1993), wurden bereits in der Reihe Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium publiziert.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Rise of Western Christendom

The Rise of Western Christendom

This volume offers students of religious history unmatched depth of analysis by the leading academic authority on the period

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118338841

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 484

This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secular power. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’s rise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar who originated of the field of study known as ‘late antiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index
Categories: History

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity 350 450

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity  350 450

chapters in this section look at the attempts of the late antique imperial
government and ecclesiastical leaders to ... I take 'power' as a combination of
physical domination and persuasion—as in the case of Roman imperial power
over the ...

Author: Maijastina Kahlos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190067267

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity reconsiders the religious history of the late Roman Empire, focusing on the shifting position of dissenting religious groups - conventionally called 'pagans' and 'heretics'. The period from the mid-fourth century until the mid-fifth century CE witnessed a significant transformation of late Roman society and a gradual shift from the world of polytheistic religions into the Christian Empire. This book challenges the many straightforward melodramatic narratives of the Christianisation of the Roman Empire, still prevalent both in academic research and in popular non-fiction works. Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity demonstrates that the narrative is much more nuanced than the simple Christian triumph over the classical world. It looks at everyday life, economic aspects, day-to-day practices, and conflicts of interest in the relations of religious groups. Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity addresses two aspects: rhetoric and realities, and consequently, delves into the interplay between the manifest ideologies and daily life found in late antique sources. It is a detailed analysis of selected themes and a close reading of selected texts, tracing key elements and developments in the treatment of dissident religious groups. The book focuses on specific themes, such as the limits of imperial legislation and ecclesiastical control, the end of sacrifices, and the label of magic. Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity examines the ways in which dissident religious groups were construed as religious outsiders, but also explores local rituals and beliefs in late Roman society as creative applications and expressions of the infinite range of human inventiveness.
Categories: Religion

The Limits of Ancient Christianity

The Limits of Ancient Christianity

Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in Honor of R.A. Markus Robert
Austin Markus William E. Klingshirn, Mark Vessey ... As Peter Brown ' s study of
the theatrics of “ power and persuasion ” reminds us , Late Antiquity was “ an age
of.

Author: Robert Austin Markus

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472109979

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Sixteen essays explore the end of ancient Christianity
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Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363

Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363

Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire, Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press,1992. R. Browning, The Emperor Julian, London:
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975. W. W. Buckland, Textbook of Roman Law, ed.

Author: Jill Harries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653959

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 889

This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.
Categories: History

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565

From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565

This remained the case during late antiquity, as did the assumption that learning
was a characteristic of urban society, reflected in the comment of ... P. Brown,
Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity, Madison: Urban continuity and change
219.

Author: A. D Lee

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748668359

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 507

A. D. Lee charts the significant developments which marked the transformation of Ancient Rome into medieval Byzantium.
Categories: History

The Inheritance of Rome

The Inheritance of Rome

Patronage in Ancient Society (London, 1989); P. Brown, Power and Persuasion
in Late Antiquity (Madison, 1992); Kelly, Ruling, esp. pp. 138–85; J.-U. Krause,
Spätantike Patronatsformen im Westen des römischen Reiches (Munich, 1987). p
.

Author: Chris Wickham

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141908533

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 311

The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history? How could a world of so many peoples, whether expanding, moving or stable, of Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, whose genetic and linguistic inheritors we all are, not lie at the heart of how we understand ourselves? The Inheritance of Rome is a work of remarkable scope and ambition. Drawing on a wealth of new material, it is a book which will transform its many readers’ ideas about the crucible in which Europe would in the end be created. From the collapse of the Roman imperial system to the establishment of the new European dynastic states, perhaps this book’s most striking achievement is to make sense of an immensely long period of time, experienced by many generations of Europeans, and which, while it certainly included catastrophic invasions and turbulence, also contained long periods of continuity and achievement. From Ireland to Constantinople, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, this is a genuinely Europe-wide history of a new kind, with something surprising or arresting on every page.
Categories: History

Augustine and his opponents Jerome other Latin Fathers after Nicaea Orientalia

Augustine and his opponents  Jerome  other Latin Fathers after Nicaea  Orientalia

Studies such as Averil Cameron's Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire, Peter
Brown's Power and Persuasion, and ... be they non-Christian or Christian, and
their lingering effect on our present perceptions of periods such as Late Antiquity
.

Author: Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9068318683

Category: Religion

Page: 585

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Papers presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1995 (see also Studia Patristica 29, 30, 31 and 32). The Twelfth International Conference on Patristic Studies met in Oxford from 21 to 26 August 1995. These gatherings have assembled at four-yearly intervals since 1951. At each the number of papers presented has been greater than the previous occasion, and the size of the assembly is now limited only by the capacity of the buildings available. Some 650 scholars attended the 1995 Conference, including delegates from Russia, Georgia, India, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as from North America and most countries in Europe. Papers were given in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, and are normally printed in the language in which they were delivered. Some were fully developed lectures lasting for nearly an hour; the majority were communications of 12 minutes' duration: and a few came in between. These volumes contain 284 of the papers, including most of the lectures given in full session, viz. the Inaugural Address by Dr. H.D. Saffrey on 'Theology as a Science'; Prof. Dr. Suso Frank, 'John Cassian on John Cassian'; Prof. Dr. O. Skarsaune; 'Is Christianity Monotheistic ? Patristic Perspectives on a Jewish-Christian Debate'; and Prof. A. Louth, 'St. Maximus the Confessor: Between East and West'. Others report the finding of unpublished texts, deal with particular points, or present broad interpretations, sometimes original in character. For the first time a number of illustrations are included, reflecting the growing interest in iconography.
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A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

Travel, Communication, and Geography in Late Antiquity: Sacred and Profane.
Aldershot: Ashgate. 73–80. Br€andle, R. 2005. ... Power and Persuasion in Late
Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Author: Mark Vessey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118255438

Category: History

Page: 640

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A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection ofscholarship by leading academics with a new approach tocontextualizing Augustine and his works within themulti-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine asboth a product of the cultural forces of his times and a culturalforce in his own right. Discusses the life and works of Augustine within their fullhistorical context, rather than privileging the theologicalcontext Presents Augustine’s life, works and leading ideas in thecultural context of the late Roman world, providing a vibrant andengaging sense of Augustine in action in his own time andplace Opens up a new phase of study on Augustine, sensitive to themany and varied perspectives of scholarship on late Romanculture State-of-the-art essays by leading academics in this field
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Faithful Narratives

Faithful Narratives

... The World of Late Antiquity (1971), The Cult of the Saints (1982), The Body and
Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1988, 2008
), Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire (1992), ...

Author: Andrea Sterk

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801471056

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. Faithful Narratives presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in this increasingly important area of historical inquiry. The chapters range chronologically from Late Antiquity to modern America and thematically from the spirituality of near eastern monks to women’s agency in religion, considering familiar religious communities alongside those on the margins and bringing a range of spiritual and religious practices into historical focus. Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the essays address matters central to the study of religion in history, in particular texts and traditions of authority, interreligious discourse, and religious practice and experience. Some examine mainstream communities and traditions, others explore individuals who crossed religious or confessional boundaries, and still others study the peripheries of what is considered orthodox religious tradition. Encompassing a wide geographical as well as chronological scope, Faithful Narratives illustrates the persistence of central themes and common analytical challenges for historians working in all periods. Contributors: Peter Brown, Princeton University; Nina Caputo, University of Florida; Carlos Eire, Yale University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Grafton, Princeton University; Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College; Phyllis Mack, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto; David Nirenberg, University of Chicago; Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame; David B. Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania; Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; Andrea Sterk, University of Florida; John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame.
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Christianity in the Later Roman Empire A Sourcebook

Christianity in the Later Roman Empire  A Sourcebook

P. Brown, Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire (
Madison, Wisconsin 1992) Av. Cameron, Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire:
the Development of a Christian Discourse (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London ...

Author: David M. Gwynn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441137357

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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This sourcebook gathers into a single collection the writings that illuminate one of the most fundamental periods in the history of Christian Europe. Beginning from the Great Persecution of Diocletian and the conversion of Constantine the first Christian Roman emperor, the volume explores Christianity's rise as the dominant religion of the Later Roman empire and how the Church survived the decline and fall of Roman power in the west and converted the Germanic tribes who swept into the western empire. These years of crisis and transformation inspired generations of great writers, among them Eusebius of Caesarea, Ammianus Marcellinus, Julian 'the Apostate', Ambrose of Milan, John Chrysostom, Jerome and Augustine of Hippo. They were also years which saw Christianity face huge challenges on many crucial questions, from the evolution of Christian doctrine and the rise of asceticism to the place of women in the early Church and the emerging relationship between Church and state. All these themes will be made accessible to specialists and general readers alike, and the sourcebook will be invaluable for students and teachers of courses in history and church history, the world of late antiquity, and religious studies.
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The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire

The Making of Late Antiquity. 1978. Rpt. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1998. —
—. Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992. ——. The World of Late Antiquity
AD ...

Author: Martin M. Winkler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118589816

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 876

The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events
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