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Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Liv Mariah Yarrow


This book starts at the end of Polybius' Histories, and investigates documentation of the Roman empire recorded by non-Romans. Intellectuals, being members of the social elite, controlled the wealth in a community and usually the political decision-making processes as well. After the destruction of Carthage and Corinth, Rome made the transition from military dominance to provincial administration and client states. This left local elites grasping for the remains of their political influence. The products of the intellectuals reflect the concerns of the day. Also the culture of intellectual exc ... More

Keywords: Roman empire, intellectuals, 1 Maccabees, Posidonius, Diodorus Siculus, Pompeius Trogus, Nicolaus of Damascus, Memnon of Heraclea, reliquiae, Rome

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liv Mariah Yarrow, author
Lecturer in Ancient History, Merton College and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University