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Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Volume 1: The Roman Republic and the Augustan Revolution

By Fergus Millar

Edited by Hannah M. Cotton and Guy M. Rogers

416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4990-3
    Published: March 2002
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7508-7
    Published: January 2003
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5520-1
    Published: June 2004
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6369-5
    Published: December 2005
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5693-2
    Published: October 2006
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7665-7
    Published: May 2011

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Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception of how the empire functioned. He also has shown how and why Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam evolved from within the wider cultural context of the Greco-Roman world.

Opening this collection of sixteen essays is a new contribution by Millar in which he defends the continuing significance of the study of Classics and argues for expanding the definition of what constitutes that field. In this volume he also questions the dominant scholarly interpretation of politics in the Roman Republic, arguing that the Roman people, not the Senate, were the sovereign power in Republican Rome. In so doing he sheds new light on the establishment of a new regime by the first Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.

About the Author

Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford.
For more information about Fergus Millar, visit the Author Page.


"Reflects the remarkably wide and multifaceted interests by which Fergus Millar continues to enrich the study of ancient history."--Times Literary Supplement

"A readable, stimulating anthology."--Choice

"A dizzying series of revisionist essays, always challenging with their recurring and intermeshed themes. Commendations are due the editors for the care devoted to assembling and presenting this volume."--Classical Bulletin

"Fergus Millar's vast output of publications on all periods of Roman and Hellenistic history . . . has established his reputation as the outstanding Roman historian of his generation."--Journal of Roman Studies

"Millar is one of the greatest of today's ancient historians. This volume not only displays the consistent development of his thought on the Roman Republic, its nature, and its structures, but presents the challenges to accepted views that have emerged over the years from this perceptive and thoroughgoing writer."--John Richardson, University of Edinburgh

"Anyone interested in ancient history will wish to have this collection of Millar's essays on their shelf. He has made an enormous contribution to our understanding of the Roman Empire in all its richness and diversity. His introductory essay provides an overview of where Roman history is going and how his own work fits in the larger picture."--Philip A. Stadter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill