By Theodor Mommsen
One superstar out of necessity. Mommsen by no means may have sought after this fabric to determine the sunshine of day. This publication is abstracted and redacted from category notes of scholars taking a process his at the the heritage of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen particularly declined to put in writing a booklet at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he known as "Roman History." vol. four used to be so synthetic and Mommsen's identify hooked up to it's an insult to at least one of the best if now not the best historian of his time. It additionally offers the reader with completely no info that isn't much better lined in other places.
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Wickert’s Anonymous [AW] evidently did more thinking and less writing. He also passes on numerous additional passages which I have inserted into the Hensel text. Most of them are so minor that explicit references to the source would have disfigured the printed text; only the most important have been indicated. The final quarter of the winter 1882/3 course is only available in the AW manuscript: there must originally have been a fourth notebook in addition to the three extant ones of Paul Hensel.
Another project which Mommsen supported, or more precisely seized control of, as Secretary of the Academy was the study of the Roman limes in south-western Germany; by setting up a Reichslimesforschungskommission under Friedrich Schmidt-Ott (1860–1956) in 1892, Mommsen effectively took the study of the limes out of the hands of local South German Mommsen, rome and the german kaiserreich 39 archaeologists and transferred it to Berlin. Unterrichtsabteilung), Friedrich Althoff (1839–1908). As other parts of Germany increasingly came under Prussian influence, Mommsen could arrange for his own pupils to be given university appointments throughout Germany, and even in German-speaking universities in all parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
In some particulars, even the most recent research still has something to learn from Mommsen’s interpretation of public offices in late antiquity, a field where his juristic sensibility is superior to that of modern authors, for instance in his remarks on the origin of the separation of administrative and judicial functions. A final noteworthy feature is Mommsen’s observations on Christianity,154 which he in no way overlooked as Sebastian Hensel (see above) claimed. ] saw Judaism in terms of nationality and ritual and Christianity in terms of the idea and practice of humanity.
A History of Rome under the Emperors by Theodor Mommsen