This is a book of major importance: well written and readable, but also dense and difficult, controversial . . . and in the main very persuasive.Judith Evan Grubbs, Sweet Briar College, American Historical Review, October 2002
The plethora of useful information included in the book will make it an invaluable tool for specialists and students alike.Constantina Katsari, University of Exeter, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, July, 2002
About the Author
Gary K. Young is a historian of the Roman East. He has investigated many aspects of the social and economic life of the region, and its significance to the Roman Empire as a whole. He is currently a tutor in Ancient History at the University of Tasmania.