Peoples of the Roman World

Mary T. Boatwright


Cambridge University Press

Classical Studies professor Boatwright explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. In this illustrated volume, Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews, and Christians.

She explores over time the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world, as well as. The book provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious, and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary, and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.