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Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Michael Koortbojian

Abstract

The ancient Romans famously distinguished between civic life in Rome and military matters outside the city—a division marked by the pomerium, an abstract religious and legal boundary that was central to the myth of the city's foundation. This book explores, by means of images and texts, how the Romans used social practices and public monuments to assert their capital's distinction from its growing empire, to delimit the proper realms of religion and law from those of war and conquest, and to establish and disseminate so many fundamental Roman institutions across three centuries of imperial rul ... More

Keywords: ancient Rome, military life, civic life, pomerium, Roman institutions, Roman empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691195032
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Koortbojian, author
Princeton University