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date: 19 October 2019

Rome, history and politics of 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Carlos MachadoCarlos Machado

No longer the sole imperial capital, Late Antique Rome was still an important political centre, the communis patria of all Roman citizens. The city did not have the same status or influence over policy-making that it had held in previous centuries, but its history and prestige guaranteed its place as a symbol of the empire.... ...

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