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Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia

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Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia

The Small World of Dion Chrysostomos

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Urban Life and Local Politics in Roman Bithynia by Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen
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Most studies of Roman local administration focus on the formal structures of power: provincial laws, imperial edicts, urban institutions and magistracies. This book explores the interplay of formal politics with informal factors such as social prejudice, parochialism and personal rivalries in the cities of northwestern Asia Minor from the first to the fifth centuries AD. Through a detailed analysis of the municipal speeches and career of the philosopher-politician Dion Chrysostomos, we gain new insights into the petty conflicts and lofty ambitions of an ancient provincial small-town politician and those around him.

Author Biography

Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen teaches ancient history at the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg.
Release date NZ
September 30th, 2008
Country of Publication
Denmark
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Aarhus University Press
Pages
211
Dimensions
245x170x18
ISBN-13
9788779343504
Product ID
2967961

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