After an overview of the Roman feast, he discusses the development of public feasting: from Greece to Rome, public feasting in Rome: the Principate
, banquets and benefactors in the Roman West, and banquets and beneficiaries in the Roman West.
Those enthusiastically engaged in the project of empire presented their monuments within a cosmology that allowed for the triumph of mankind over natura, while Lucretius preemptively provided a template for problematizing conceptions of Roma aeterna under the principate
42) Then for all its emphasis on free will and freedom of speech, (43) which may itself have been a vexing issue when the Principate
was established, the Epicurean school became quite dogmatic, with Athens taking the lead in policing Epicurean orthodoxy, and sometime in the first century the Athenian school accepted the rule that its president had to have Roman citizenship, even if a Greek by birth.
Kaldellis admits that Christian teaching supported the Byzantines' republican commitment to the common good, and he judges Christian Byzantium more republican than the two previous phases of the republic--the Principate
and the Dominate.
Bingham's references provide a helpful guide, too, to the vast bibliography on imperial figures and the nature of the Roman army under the principate
The community of office-holders had transformed themselves into courtiers and Baker succinctly demonstrates that the creation of the Medici principate
was completed with the support of the office-holders of Florence.
1990), Between Republic and Empire: Interpretations of Augustus and His Principate
Egon Flaig's "Habilitationsschrift" about usurpation in the early Principate
(FLAIG 1992) attempts to analyze political history as the history of praxis and focuses on the significance of symbols and rituals.
He presents examples from the period from 70 BC to AD 200 and beyond that shows the changes in the exercise of civic patronage as Rome emerged from the civil wars of the Late Republic and became a Principate
lt;< Mommsen and Syme : Law and Power in the Principate
of Augustus >> in BRE, 1990, pp.
Eder, Walter (1993): <<Augustus and the Power of Tradition: The Augustan Principate
as Binding Link between Republic and Empire[mucho mayor que], en Raaflaub & Toher, 1993.
Graham presents some pertinent arguments regarding the Flavian period and Hadrian's principate
, which provide a necessary corrective to some earlier views, and these chapters are among the most developed.