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Title:
The Emperor Domitian
Publication Information:
London : New York : Routledge, 1992.
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9780203036259

9780415042291
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xi, 292 p.
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English
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Summary

Domitian, Emperor of Rome AD 81-96, has traditionally been portrayed as a tyrant, and his later years on the throne as a `reign of terror'. Brian Jones' biography of the emperor, the first ever in English, offers a more balanced interpretation of the life of Domitian, arguing that his foreign policy was realistic, his economic programme rigorously efficient and his supposed persecution of the early Christians non-existent.
Central to an understanding of the emperor's policies, Brian Jones proposes, is his relationship with his court, rather than with the senate. Roamn historians will have to take account of this new biography which in part represents a rehabilitation of Domitian.


Table of Contents

Preface
1 EARLY CAREER Family and Social Mobility Patronage Flavians at Court Education Aftermath of Civil War Role Before Accession
2 COURT I Aspects of Domitians's Court Courtiers: Family
3 COURT II Amici Freedmen Other Courtiers
4 ADMINISTRATION I Economy Building Programme
5 ADMINISTRATION II The Individual Provinces Opposition
6 WAR I Chatti Britain Danube First Dacian War, 84/85 Africa Second Dacian War, 86
7 WAR II Saturninus's Revolt Chatti, 89 First Pannonian War, 89 Second Pannonian War, 92 Third Pannonian War, ? 95 The East
8 ARISTOCRACY I Senators Power Set Equestrians
9 ARISTOCRACY II Relationship with the Senate Consular Victims Exiles Summary
10 CONCLUSION Assasination Character
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