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Imrie, Alex (Tutor in classics)

Works: 1 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 113 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Alex Imrie
The Antonine Constitution : an edict for the Caracallan Empire by Alex Imrie( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Antonine Constitution, Alex Imrie approaches the famous edict of AD 212 from numerous angles, offering an assessment of its rationale that is rooted in the dynamic period of the early third century. Controversial since its discovery, it is depicted here as a keystone in Caracalla's attempt to revolutionise the public image of the Severan dynasty after murdering his brother. There is an inherent paradox between the apparently progressive nature of the edict, and the volatile emperor responsible for it. The enigma is only heightened by a dearth of ancient evidence relating to the legislation. By combining literary and material evidence with the surviving papyrological record, Alex Imrie shows that Caracalla's rationale is best understood in an embedded context"--
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