I noted that Lenski's approach is subtly, and rather brilliantly, subversive. In framing his monograph in terms of Constantine and cities, he has pulled off an intellectual bait-and-switch—we leave with considerably more than we came to get.
Noel Lenski. Constantine and the Cities: Imperial Authority and Civic Politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
From Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR). Review by Hendrik Dey, Hunter College, CUNY