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Conclusion

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780520220676
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0010
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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on imperial ideology, imperial governance, and provincial loyalty in the Roman Empire. It explains that the dramatic expansion of the body of Roman citizens in Italy in the last century of the Roman Republic provided a crucial impetus in the evolution of the Roman legal system from a purely philosophical appreciation of autonomous law toward its practical realization under the classical jurists. It suggests that the imperial office evolved with the accession of each new emperor and highlights the extraordinary efficiency of the Roman imperial bureaucracy.

Keywords: imperial ideology; imperial governance; provincial loyalty; Roman Empire; legal system; autonomous law; imperial bureaucracy

Chapter.  3061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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