Classics

Empire and Aftermath

University of Chicago
Clifford Ando re-frames the issue of beginnings and endings by reexamining “decline and fall” in the works of two eighteenth-century […]
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Ancient States and Infrastructural Power

University of Chicago
Clifford Ando discusses how early states built their territorial, legal, and political powers before they had the capacity to enforce them […]
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The political economy of religion in the early Roman empire.

University of Chicago
Cities in the ancient world extracted a great deal of wealth from their hinterlands and often claimed a monopoly on […]
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The Baptized Muse: Early Christian poetry as cultural authority

University of Bristol
With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As […]
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The Economics of Metonymy

Harvard University
Konstantinos P. Kavafis–known to the English-reading world as C. P. Cavafy–has been internationally recognized as an important poet and attracted […]
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