Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Pretorian Prefect from Commodus to Diocletian (A.D. 180–305)

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiii, 141pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering, tooling and ruling on spine. Publisher's device on title page. Study of the history and development of the pretorian prefecture during its period of greatest influence–from the beginning of the reign of Commodus to the abdication of Diocletian. It seeks to trace and explain the changes which took place in the character and personnel of the office, and to correlate the history of the prefecture with the general history of the times, in order to show how the prefecture affected and was affected by the total political situation." (Preface). List of abbreviation at front, appendices, selected bibliography, and index at rear. Very light wear of binding. Block lightly age-toned. Small dealer sticker on front free endpaper. Inside covers partially browned along gutter. Very good condition. Item #48051

Price: $100.00

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