"And, as Arnaldo Momigliano, one of the greatest of ancient historians, once put it, '[Augustus] gave peace, as long as it was consistent with the interests of the Empire and the myth of his own glory'. There you have it in a nutshell: the whole ambiguous structure of human empire, a kingdom of absolute power, bringing glory to the man at the top, and peace to those on whom his favour rested."N.T. Wright, The Lord and His Prayer
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
N.T. Wright quotes Arnaldo Momigliano on Augustus' version of Peace
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