'the grateful reader wonders how on earth they could have done such a stylish job and still set the price so low.' -Country LifeWithout direct rule, how did Rome maintain order? The answers are social and cultural rather than administrative. ... At Rome itself, the growth of the Empire had brought about indirectly an ever growing population of slaves, frcedmen, foreigners, ... of Roman administrators, and because it was through this that so much of the civil engineering which is so eloquent a testimony of Roman rule was carried on.
|Title||:||The Oxford Illustrated History of the Roman World|
|Publisher||:||Oxford Paperbacks - 2001-01-18|