This volume uses the travels of Roman governors to explore how authority was defined in and by the public places of Greek cities.

By demonstrating that the places where imperial officials and local notables met were integral to the strategies by which they communicated with one another, Greek Cities and Roman Governors sheds new light on the significance of civic space in the Roman provinces. It also presents a fresh perspective on the monumental cityscapes of Roman Asia Minor, epicenter of the greatest building boom in classical history.

Though of special interest to scholars and students of Roman Asia Minor, Greek Cities and Roman Governors offers broad insights into Roman imperialism and the ancient city.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

The city

chapter 2|16 pages

The governor

chapter 3|32 pages


chapter 4|24 pages

The assizes

chapter 5|22 pages

A festival at Ephesus

chapter |2 pages