2.1 ‘Roman empire’ First of all there are some fundamental questions to settle about what is involved in the term ‘Roman empire’: what is meant by ‘Roman’, and what by ‘empire’? What ‘Roman’ signifies is the key question of this unit, and the quest to define Roman-ness, or romanitas, will recur as a central topic. To begin, let us reflect on the various meanings we attach to the word ‘Roman’. We use it in connection with the city, the empire and the peop
First of all there are some fundamental questions to settle about what is involved in the term ‘Roman empire’: what is meant by ‘Roman’, and what by ‘empire’?
What ‘Roman’ signifies is the key question of this unit, and the quest to define Roman-ness, or romanitas, will recur as a central topic. To begin, let us reflect on the various meanings we attach to the word ‘Roman’. We use it in connection with the city, the empire and the peop
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Before you start work on this unit, please watch the video sequence ‘Introducing the Roman World’ below. This visual introduction will introduce many of the terms to be defined in this unit and set them in context. It will also show the kinds of sources you might work on for evidence of culture, identity and power in the Roman empire if you continue to study this topic. You may wish to replay this short sequence as you work on the unit, but for now enjoy looking at the wide range of
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