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This book greatly elucidates emperor Hadrian's benefactions to the cities in the Roman Empire.

This book greatly elucidates emperor Hadrian's benefactions to the cities in the Roman Empire. The author also recognizes the Greco-Roman syncretic cultural aspects prevalent during Hadrian's reign as emperor. Lastly, an excellent survey of Roman urbanization and cultural legacy. The maps, tables, and illustrations added to my understanding and reading enjoyment.

Cities throughout the Roman Empire flourished during the reign of Hadrian (. This book is an excellent study of the relationship between Hadrian and the cities of the Empire

Cities throughout the Roman Empire flourished during the reign of Hadrian (. 117-138), a phenomenon that not only strengthened and legitimized Roman dominion over its possessions but also revealed Hadrian as a masterful negotiator of power relationships. This book is an excellent study of the relationship between Hadrian and the cities of the Empire. Boatwright argues that Hadrian's interactions with the city are part of an unwritten plan for unification of cultural identity under the umbrella of "Rome" - but a Hellenized Rome. It's a very helpful book for those interested in Hadrian, Imperial propaganda, and cities of the Empire. In this comprehensive investigation into the vibrant urban life that existed under Hadrian's rule, Mary T. Boatwright focuses on the emperor's direct interactions with Rome's cities, exploring the many benefactions for which he was celebrated on coins and in literary works and inscriptions.

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Even as he manifested imperial benevolence, Hadrian reaffirmed the self-sufficiency and traditions of cities from Spain to Syria, the major exception being his harsh treatment of Jerusalem, which sparked the Third Jewish Revolt. Overall, the assembled evidence points to Hadrian's recognition of imperial munificence to cities as essential to the peace and prosperity of the empire.

Mary Taliaferro Boatwright is professor of classical studies at Duke University. She is a specialist in Roman history. Boatwright received her . from Stanford University in 1973, and her . from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She was a Phi Beta Kappa at Stanford. Boatwright is professor of classical studies at Duke University. She is a specialist in Roman history, the topography of Rome, Roman women, Rome's northern frontiers and Latin historiography

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Cities throughout the Roman Empire flourished during the reign of Hadrian (A.D. 117-138), a phenomenon that not only strengthened and legitimized Roman dominion over its possessions but also revealed Hadrian as a masterful negotiator of power relationships. In this comprehensive investigation into the vibrant urban life that existed under Hadrian's rule, Mary T. Boatwright focuses on the emperor's direct interactions with Rome's cities, exploring the many benefactions for which he was celebrated on coins and in literary works and inscriptions. Although such evidence is often as imprecise as it is laudatory, its collective analysis, undertaken for the first time together with all other related material, reveals that over 130 cities received at least one benefaction directly from Hadrian. The benefactions, mediated by members of the empire's municipal elite, touched all aspects of urban life; they included imperial patronage of temples and hero tombs, engineering projects, promotion of athletic and cultural competitions, settlement of boundary disputes, and remission of taxes.

Even as he manifested imperial benevolence, Hadrian reaffirmed the self-sufficiency and traditions of cities from Spain to Syria, the major exception being his harsh treatment of Jerusalem, which sparked the Third Jewish Revolt. Overall, the assembled evidence points to Hadrian's recognition of imperial munificence to cities as essential to the peace and prosperity of the empire. Boatwright's treatment of Hadrian and Rome's cities is unique in that it encompasses events throughout the empire, drawing insights from archaeology and art history as well as literature, economy, and religion.


Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire download epub
Humanities
Author: Mary T. Boatwright
ISBN: 0691094934
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press (December 29, 2002)
Pages: 264 pages