The Senate of Imperial Rome

The Senate of Imperial Rome
Author: Richard J.A. Talbert
Language English
Pages: 606
ISBN10: 0691054002
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 3.67
ISBN13: 9780691054001
Published: July 21st 1984 by Princeton University Press

Richard J. A. Talbert examines the composition, procedure, and functions of the Roman senate during the Principate (30 B.C.-A.D. 238). Although it is of central importance to the period, this great council has not previously received such scholarly treatment. Offering a fresh approach to major ancient authors (Pliny and Tacitus in particular), the book also draws on inscriptions and legal writers never before fully exploited for the study of the senate.