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Rome, the Greek World, and the East

Volume 2: Government, Society, and Culture in the Roman Empire

By Fergus Millar

Edited by Hannah M. Cotton and Guy M. Rogers

504 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 1 map, 1 fig., appends., notes, index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5520-1
    Published: June 2004
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4990-3
    Published: March 2002
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7508-7
    Published: January 2003
  • 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, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have transformed our understanding of the communal culture and civil government of the Greco-Roman world. This second volume of the three-volume collection of Millar's published essays draws together twenty of his classic pieces on the government, society, and culture of the Roman Empire (some of them published in inaccessible journals). Every article in Volume 2 addresses the themes of how the Roman Empire worked in practice and what it was like to live under Roman rule. As in the first volume of the collection, English translations of the extended Greek and Latin passages in the original articles make Millar's essays accessible to readers who do not read these languages.

About the Author

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


"A splendid volume."--Journal of the Study of the Old Testament

"It would be impossible not to recommend this book for historians: in addition to its subject-specific value, it is also an excellent guidebook."--Arctos

"Meticulous attention to historical detail and penetrating insight into historical nuance."--International Journal of the Classical Tradition

“Millar's vast output . . . has established his reputation as the outstanding Roman historian of his generation.”--Journal of Roman Studies

"A work formidable in its undertaking, remarkable in its achievement. It is not a book easy to read, but it is one well worth the reading. [Millar’s] narrative is dense with detail, extremely learned. . . . The editors merit our thanks for their acumen and care in making this volume, and its companions, available to wide readership."--Classical Outlook

"Millar is the most significant writer in English on the history of the Roman Empire in his generation. His grasp of the literary and epigraphic sources is phenomenal, and the easy clarity of his style makes his immense erudition delightful to read."--John Richardson, University of Edinburgh