Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Emperor and Senators in the Reign of Constantius II
Maintaining Imperial Rule Between Rome and Constantinople in the Fourth Century AD

$100.00 USD

Part of Cambridge Classical Studies

  • Date Published: December 2018
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781108576123

$ 100.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • In this book, Muriel Moser investigates the relationship between the emperors Constantine I and his son Constantius II (AD 312–361) and the senators of Constantinople and Rome. She examines and contextualizes the integration of the social elites of Rome and the Eastern provinces into the imperial system and demonstrates their increased importance for the maintenance of imperial rule in response to political fragility and fragmentation. An in-depth analysis of senatorial careers and imperial legislation is combined with a detailed assessment of the political context - shared rule, the suppression of usurpations, Constantius' use of Constantine's memory. Using a wide range of literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and legal sources, some of which are as yet unpublished, this volume produces significant new readings of the history of the senates in Rome and Constantinople, of the construction of imperial rule and of historical change in Late Antiquity.

    • The first comparative history of the political role of the Senates in Constantinople and Rome under Constantine I and his son Constantius II (AD 312–361)
    • Draws on an extensive range of literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and legal sources from the reign of Constantius II, including unpublished inscriptions
    • Explores the careers of the senatorial elites within their political context from Constantine to Julian
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108576123
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. A Unified Roman Empire (AD 312–337):
    1. Constantine and the Senate of Rome
    2. Constantine's eastern Roman empire
    Part II. Ruling the East (AD 337–350):
    3. The senatorial officials of Constantius II
    4. Remembering Constantine in Antioch and Constantinople
    Part III. Ruler of Rome and Constantinople (AD 350–361):
    5. Crisis and innovation: between Magnentius and Gallus
    6. Romanizing Constantinople: the creation of a second senate
    7. A Roman triumph: Constantius II in Rome.

  • Author

    Muriel Moser, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Am Main
    Muriel Moser is Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Am Main. Her research focuses on the political and cultural history of the Graeco-Roman world from 100 BC to AD 400. Her publications include a themed volume of Antiquité Tardive called 'Imperial Presence in Late Antique Rome (2nd to 7th Centuries AD)' (co-edited with M. McEvoy, 2017), as well as Strategies of Remembering in Greece Under Rome (100 BC to 100 AD) (2017, co-edited with T. M. Dijkstra, I. N. I. Kuin and D. Weidgenannt).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.