552 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 4 illus., 3 maps, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5693-2
Published: October 2006
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7665-7
Published: May 2011
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About the Author
Fergus Millar is Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford University.
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"[Millar's] principal suggestion is that we are now in a position to counterbalance the dominant role of traditional ancient history with its focus on the Western half of the Mediterranean world. The book as a whole shows that M[illar] has already embarked on the process of redrawing the map."--Ancient History
"Stunning. . . . The product of a magnificent mind."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Those who have learned much from [Millar] will be delighted with this volume, and will find much to stimulate new avenues of exploration. . . . The book belongs in every library used by those studying the classical, Jewish and Christian sources and world."--Journal of Jewish Studies
"What makes Fergus Millar a great historian? Two things: first, he has wide vision, the ability to discern forests and not just trees, to see the grand picture. Second, he has a command of the telling detail. He is an empiricist, at his best when collecting inscriptions and other material evidence; in his hands these scraps and fragments, both collectively and individually, reveal the workings of society and culture. This third volume is a worthy successor and partner to the two volumes of Millar's essays that have already appeared. The scholarly world should be grateful to have the collected articles of Fergus Millar."--Shaye J. D. Cohen, Harvard University