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Pompey, Cato, and the governance of the Roman Empire

Author: Kit Morrell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leading Romans in the late republic were more concerned about the problems of their empire than is generally recognized. This book challenges the traditional picture by exploring the attempts made at legal and ethical reform in the period 70-50 BC, while also shedding new light on collaboration between Pompey and Cato, two key arbiters of change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Named Person: Pompey, the Great; Marcus Porcius Cato; Marcus Porcius Cato; Pompey, the Great
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kit Morrell
ISBN: 9780191071249 0191071242
OCLC Number: 975487048
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire; Copyright; Preface; Contents; List of abbreviations; Note on the texts; Introduction; Pompey, Cato, and provincial reform; What was Good Government?; Philosophy and Roman imperialism; Provincial Reform Before 70; Sources and Scholarship; Overview; 1: Pompey and the reforms of 70; Pompeyś programme; Pompey, Cicero, and the prosecution of Verres; The Verrines and the courts; Verres ́trial and judicial reform; The censorship; Verres ́show trial; Exempla in the Verrines; Pompeyś refusal of a province Pompeyś programme and the tribunes of 672: Pompey in the east; Pro Lege Manilia; The pirate war; The settlement of the pirates; The Mithridatic war; Pompeyś virtues; Pompeyś triumph; Profits of empire; Pompey and the publicani; Pompeyś personal profits; Pompey and philosophy; Pompeyś patria; Conclusions; 3: Cato, Stoicism, and the provinces; Stoicism and just empire; Cato the practising Stoic; Cato in his own words; Distinctively Stoic elements; Cato in Cyprus; The Cyprus mission as exemplum; Catoś friends, Ptolemy, and corruption; Conclusions; 4: The last lex repetundarum The development of the lex repetundarumThe lex Julia de pecuniis repetundis; The lex Julia and maiestas; Capital penalties; A perfect law?; The political and policy context of the lex Julia; Pompey and the trials of 59; Cato and the lex Julia; Conclusions; 5: The equites and the extortion law; The trial of Rabirius Postumus; The date of Pompeyś relatio; The date of Rabirius ́trial; Cato and the trial of Rabirius Postumus; Conclusions; 6: Metus Parthicus; Disowning Crassus ́campaign; Pompey and Parthia; C. Cassius in Syria; The Parthian threat, 51-50; Bibulus in Syria; Bibulus ́supplicatio The senatus consultum de provinciis of 537: The lex Pompeia de provinciis; Pompey and Cato in 52; Pompey, Cato, and the politics of Miloś trial; Catoś consular campaign; Pompeyś legislation; The lex Pompeia de provinciis; The interval under the law; The senateś control over provincial appointments; The duration of commands; Sortition; The appointments for 51; 8: Catoś policy; Catoś policy in practice, 51-50; Cicero in Cilicia; Bibulus in Syria; Thermus in Asia; The other governors; Setting an example; Stoic maiestas and true glory; The utilitas of glory; Conclusions; Conclusion
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