In Fergus Millar's discussion of his teacher, Ronald Syme, he states, "we can afford to take his stature as a historian as a presupposition and should not shirk the duty of asking what his work has been, what we have learnt from it" (p. 399). Likewise, now that Millar's papers have been intelligently collected into two volumes, the second of which roughly covers the first four centuries of our era, we attempt to ascertain the significance of one of the most influential ancient historians of the last forty years.
Copyright © 2005 The Classical Association of New England. This book review first appeared in New England Classical Journal 32:1 (2005), 79-82.
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Stevenson, Walter. Review of Rome, the Greek World, and the East. Volume 2. Government, Society and Culture in the Roman Empire, by Fergus Millar. Edited by Hannah M. Cotton and Guy M. Rogers. New England Classical Journal 32, no. 1 (2005): 79-82.