Crises and the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Nijmegen, June 20-24, 2006)


This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists on Roman law from some 30 European and North American universities. The seventh volume focuses on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Roman Empire from the Republic to Late Imperial times. The following themes are treated: the role of crises in the empire as a whole; the relationship between crises and the Roman economy; modes in which crises influenced the presentation of emperors, and the impact of crises on and reception in (legal) writings.
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Biographical Note

Olivier Hekster is Van der Leeuw Professor in Ancient History at the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is chairman of the international network Impact of Empire. His publications include Imaginary Kings. Royal Images in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome (2005). Gerda de Kleijn, Ph.D. (2001) in Ancient History, is University Lecturer at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She is also one of the editors of the series Impact of Empire. Her research focuses on modes of leadership in the Roman Empire. Danïelle Slootjes, Ph.D. (2004) in Ancient History, Chapel Hill, is involved in a research project on locally relevant elites in the third century. She previously published The Governor and his Subject in the Later Roman Empire (Brill, 2006).


All those interested in Roman history (also at the local level in communities in the Roman Empire), the transformations of the Roman Empire in the crises of the Late Republic and Third Century, and the reality and perception of periods of crisis in the Roman Empire.