A History of Rome under the Emperors by Theodor Mommsen

By Theodor Mommsen

One celebrity out of necessity. Mommsen by no means could have sought after this fabric to determine the sunshine of day. This booklet is abstracted and redacted from type notes of scholars taking a process his at the the historical past of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen in particular declined to jot down a booklet at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he known as "Roman History." vol. four used to be so synthetic and Mommsen's identify connected to it really is an insult to 1 of the best if no longer the best historian of his time. It additionally offers the reader with completely no details that's not much better lined in other places.

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II, 117], since Septimius Severus was seeking to achieve what Caesar had achieved for Gaul. This is hardly a reasonable appraisal, since the Romanization of Britain had few permanent results. I, 175]. The evaluation of Septimius Severus is repeated in the Introduction to volume V of the History of Rome, where the reign of this ruler is described as the high point of the age of the emperors (RG V, pp. ). The anticipated avoidance of court gossip150 proves an unfulfilled promise: although the domestic and private affairs of the imperial household are not reported quite as extensively as in the 1868/9 lectures [MK], adequate justice is done to them.

III, 153]. II, 159] comes as a surprise. III, 41], although his side-swipe at what he calls Minister-Absolutismus160 is clearly a veiled comparison of Stilicho and Bismarck. III, 136] can often be read between the lines. , 285], is contradicted by the Germanic-Celtic coalition against Rome during the Civilis rebellion. His analysis seems to have been determined by the power-politics of 1870/1, when Germany was hoping to win the sympathy of Italy in the war against France. II, 160]. II, 20]. There was no doubt in Mommsen’s mind about the identity of the Germanic peoples with the modern Germans.

Zumpt, a Berlin Gymnasium-teacher; several years of sometimes bitter political infighting followed during which Zumpt resisted Mommsen’s attempt to have the project taken away from him on the grounds that Mommsen was too junior and academically unproven. But Mommsen rapidly established his scholarly authority with a series of publications largely resulting from his studies in Italy: on Mommsen, rome and the german kaiserreich 37 southern Italic dialects (Die Unteritalischen Dialekte, 1850), Roman coinage (Ueber das römische Münzwesen, 1850), a fourth-century AD list of religious festivals (Ueber den Chronographen von 354, 1850), and in particular an edition of over 7,000 Latin inscriptions from southern Italy which secured his reputation as the world’s leading expert on Latin epigraphy (Inscriptiones Regni Neapolitani Latinae, 1852).

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