Ancient History & Civilisation

The Climax Of Rome

The Climax Of Rome

A richly detailed portrait of Rome at the height of its glory.

Part I: THE WORLD OF ROME TRANSFORMED

Chapter 1. The History of the Later Empire

1. Historical Sketch

2. The Sources of Information

Part II: THE LATER ROMAN STATE

Chapter 2. The Military Achievement

1. Crisis within the Empire

2. Crisis on the Frontiers

3. The Climax of the Roman Army

Chapter 3. The Cost of Survival

1. The Budget

2. The State takes over

Chapter 4. The Emperor and His Agents

1. The Emperor

2. The Government

3. The Climax of Roman Law

Part III: ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS, NOVELISTS, PHILOSOPHERS

Chapter 5. Imperial Artists and Architects

1. The Climax of Imperial Sculpture

2. Cities and Palaces of the Later Empire

Chapter 6. The Culture of the Novel

1. Education

2. The Best Romantic Novels

Chapter 7. Gospels of Self-Reliance

1. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

2. Plotinus

Part IV: FROM PAGANISM TO CHRISTIANITY

Chapter 8. The Climax of Paganism

1. The Patriotic Gods

2. The Worship of the Sun

3. Gospels of Salvation

4. Mani: The Good and Evil Powers

Chapter 9. The Triumph of Christianity

1. The Saviour of the Christians

2. Jews, Christians and the State

EPILOGUE

GENEALOGICAL TABLES

List Of Later Roman Emperors - Maps

NOTES

NOTES ON FURTHER READING