A Companion to Roman Imperialism
Publication Date: 2012-11-09
The Roman empire extended over three continents, and all its lands came to share a common culture, bequeathing a legacy vigorous even today. A Companion to Roman Imperialism, written by a distinguished body of scholars, explores the extraordinary phenomenon of Rome's rise to empire to reveal the impact which this had on her subject peoples and on the Romans themselves. The Companion analyses how Rome's internal affairs and international relations reacted on each other, sometimes with violent results, why some lands were annexed but others ignored or given up, and the ways in which Rome's population and power lite evolved as former subjects, east and west, themselves became Romans and made their powerful contributions to Roman history and culture.