This book explores the reasons for the explosion of city life throughout the Roman empire during the reign of Hadrian. The author finds the answer in the personality of Hadrian himself, as a patron of the arts, promoter of civic liberties and pride and as a skilled diplomat and tourist. Mary Boatwright traces the marks that Hadrian left on over 130 cities, demonstrated by the large number of inscriptions that are dedicated to him. Chapters discuss existing cities and brand new cities that show Hadrian's influence, the results of his patronage, governance and economy of citie and his personal interaction with a large part of the empire.
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"Hadrian and the Cities of the Roman Empire is an important book, new in the organization of a significant body of material, which ought to be valuable for those interested in the ancient world generally and in the history of urbanism."--Anthony R. Birley, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf
Mary T. Boatwright, Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Duke University, is the author of Hadrian and the City of Rome (Princeton). Her special interests in Roman imperial history include the Roman provinces and the topography of Rome as well as the images and realities of elite Roman women.
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Descripción Princeton University Press 2000-04-04, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. 0691048894. Nº de ref. de la librería 487572
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110691048894