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Title: Emperor Domitian
Author: Jones, Brian W
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1992
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415101950
Volumes: 1; Pages: 272
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Domitian, Emperor of Rome A.D. 81-96, has traditionally been portrayed as a bloodthirsty tyrant, responsible for bringing a "reign of terror" to the throne. Yet The Emperor Domitian challenges these beliefs, showing him to be an able, meticulous administrator, a reformer of the economy, and an architectural genius, who, with his massive building program, insured that that Rome would be be the capitol of the world in appearance as well as fact.
Dr. Jones' biography of the emperor is the first ever in English and the first in any language for nearly a century. Jones proves that Domitian's achievements were far more substantial than originally believed, thus reversing the traditional view of Domitian as a feckless leader. Jones also stresses how Domitian's reputation and breadth of power benefited from his relationship to the court, his relationship to the court, a ruling body whose influence outstripped even that of the senate. This biography also challenges many of the assumptions concerning Domitian's connection with the persecution of the early Christians.
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