People and Institutions in the Roman Empire

Essays in Memory of Garrett G. Fagan


In People and Institutions in the Roman Empire colleagues honor Garrett Fagan for his contributions to our understanding and appreciation of Roman history and culture. In addition to reviewing and contextualizing Fagan’s works and legacy, contributing authors pursue in their chapters topics and methodologies that interested Fagan - the experiences of individuals within Roman state and social institutions from the end of the Republic through the Empire and into Late Antiquity.
Part One contextualizes Fagan’s scholarship, demonstrating the diversity of his interests and his impact. Part Two considers the intersection between people and core state institutions: army, law, and religion. Part Three examines Roman social and cultural institutions such as the baths, arena, historiography, and provincial elite society.

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Andrea F. Gatzke, Ph.D. (2013, Pennsylvania State University) is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has published several articles investigating questions of identity and self-presentation in late Hellenistic and Roman Anatolia.
Lee L. Brice, Ph.D. (2003, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is Professor and Distinguished Lecturer at Western Illinois University. He has published books, articles, and chapters on ancient history, including recently, New Approaches to Greek and Roman Warfare (Wiley, 2020).
Matthew Trundle, Ph.D. (1996, McMaster University) was Chair and Professor of Classics and Ancient History at University of Auckland. He published widely on ancient Greek and military history, most recently co-editing the Cambridge World History of Violence, vol. 1 (2020).

Contributors are: Lee L. Brice, Werner Eck, Jonathan Edmondson, Andrea F. Gatzke, J. E. Lendon, Rene Pfeilschifter, David S. Potter, Werner Riess, Dylan K. Rogers, R. J. A. Wilson.
"I found Eck’s detective work intriguing, Edmondson’s metaphors convincing, and Wilson’s potted history of the monogram delightful. Nevertheless, it is the more personal sections of this volume that are the most successful, both artistically and intellectually. The memories shared by Fagan’s friends and colleagues, and his own contribution, are full of affection and humour. Meanwhile, in the three reflective chapters, Gatzke, Lendon, and Rogers make strong cases for the importance of a number of themes arising from Fagan’s work that glint through in the other contributions." - Amy Russell, Brown University, in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2021.07.03
''C’est à bon droit qu’est souligné le caractère pionnier de ses recherches et la diversité des sujets abordés montre l’étendue de sa curiosité et des pistes qu’il a ouvertes pour de futures recherches.'' - Catherine Wolff, in: Latomus 80.4 (Dec. 2021)
In Memoriam—Garry Fagan
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors

Part 1 Introduction

1 Peopling the Institutions of the Roman World
Andrea F. Gatzke

2 Of Meter Rules, Romans, and Jesuits
Garrett G. Fagan

3 The Scholarship of Garrett Fagan
J.E. Lendon

Part 2 People, Institutions, and History

4 Caesar and the Bellum Gallicum
David S. Potter

5 Commanders’ Responses to Mutinies in the Roman Army
Lee L. Brice

6 Der Einschluss der Kinder in kaiserliche Bürgerrechtskonstitutionen nach der „Reform“ des Antoninus Pius im Jahr 140: Einblicke in die römische Administration
Werner Eck

7 The Trial of Jesus Revisited
Werner Riess

8 Quintus Arrius, the Roman Triumph, and Christianity
Rene Pfeilschifter

Part 3 People in Roman Society

9 Taking the Plunge: A Twenty-First Century Look at Roman Bathing Culture
Dylan K. Rogers

10 The Linguistic Lure of the Arena in Apuleius’ Golden Ass
Jonathan Edmundson

11 Philippianus: A Late Roman Sicilian Landowner andHis Use of the Monogram
R.J.A. Wilson

Cumulative Bibliography of Works by Garrett G. Fagan
Anyone interested in the history of ancient Rome, especially the interaction of people with state and social institutions like the army, law, baths, arena, historiography, status, and early Christianity.
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