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    Loyalty, the emperor and the Roman army, AD 235-395

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    "This thesis is presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University Department of Ancient History, 8th February 2013."Theoretical thesis.Bibliography: pages 350-369.Introduction -- 1. The warrior emperor -- 2. Advertising military success -- 3. Praemia Militiae -- 4. Rituals of identity -- 5. Symbols of power -- Conclusion.This thesis seeks to analyze the shape and composition o f the all-important relationship between the Roman emperor and the army from the beginning of the third century crisis in 235 until the death of Theodosius 1 in 395. In particular it attempts to understand the reasons a bond of fidelity (fides) could be created and maintained, or even broken between the emperor and his army. First, this thesis seeks to trace the qualities that the army demanded in their emperor if they were to maintain fidelity to his cause alone. Here, particular focus is placed on the army’s demand that their emperor be an effective commander in the field (imperator) as well as a generous provider of the troops’ praemia militiae. How the emperor could respond to these demands is also examined in detail. It will be shown that without successfully fulfilling these roles the emperor could not hope to maintain the loyalty of the army. Second, this thesis investigates the range of additional strategies an emperor could employ to strengthen the existing bond of fidelity he had with the army. These included a range of ceremonial interactions as well as a raft of tools designed to either prove to the troops that he was capable of meeting the criteria they demanded in their emperor; or that sought to encourage the troops to identify more closely with his cause and his cause alone. It will be stressed that all these tools could be useful but ultimately relied on the troops existing opinion of how the emperor fulfilled his key roles.Mode of access: World wide web1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages) colour illustration

    Rites of Passage?

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    Referential Signals

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    Spontaneous emission in microcavity electrodynamics

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    We present a general, semimicroscopic, self-consistent treatment of spontaneous emission for a two-level atom in a dielectric microcavity with arbitrary shape. Both lossless and absorbing media are considered. Our approach is based on linear-response theory and the coupled-dipole method. We illustrate our method on spherical and cubic cavities. We discuss the Purcell effect, the frequency shift, the local-field effect, and the dipole-dipole coupling experienced by a source placed in a microcavity.1 page(s

    One Novel, 442 Footnotes and Two Tokyos: Tanaka Yasuo's 'Nantonaku, Kurisutaru' and Pierre Macherey's Literary Theories

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    Hegel's Parliamentarianism: A New Perspective on Hegel's Theory of Political Institutions

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    Coupled dipole method with an exact long-wavelength limit and improved accuracy at finite frequencies

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    We present a new formulation of the coupled dipole method that accounts for local-field effects and is exact in the long-wavelength limit. This formulation also leads to improved accuracy of the description of lightscattering processes at finite frequencies.3 page(s

    Nonverbal Affiliative Phenomena in Mandarin Chinese Conversation

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    Miles Franklin as Reader [encyclopaedia entry]

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    International Encyclopedia of the social & Behavioral Sciences [encyclopaedia entry]

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