Tag: Luca Loschiavo

Law, Religion and Politics in the Fourth Century Rome

The work of Luca Loschiavo takes as its starting point a passage of Ammian – a sincere admirer of Rome – and his timely observation of the activities of urban prefects under the first years of the Valentinian Empire. The 4th century historian – illustrating the transition from the government of Julian the Apostate – tells of a Rome agitated by the wine crisis and the ongoing construction speculation “which…