skip to content
Power and privilege in Roman society Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Power and privilege in Roman society

Author: Richard Duncan-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"How far were appointments in the Roman Empire based on merit? Did experience matter? What difference did social rank make? This innovative study of the Principate examines the career outcomes of senators and knights by social category. Contrasting patterns emerge from a new database of senatorial careers. Although the highest appointments could reflect experience, a clear preference for the more aristocratic  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Duncan-Jones
ISBN: 9781107149793 1107149797
OCLC Number: 948548295
Description: xii, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Social Status and Senatorial Success --
1. Introduction: The senator --
2. Social standing and its impact on careers --
3. The career ladder at Rome --
4. Service overseas --
5. Defenders of the empire --
6. Influx from the provinces --
7. The chronology of the senatorial evidence --
8. Career inscriptions and what they leave out --
Part II. Equestrian Perspectives --
9. Defining the equites --
10. The public employment of equites --
11. The economic involvements of equites --
12. The devaluation of equestrian rank --
Part III. The Unprivileged --
13. Slavery : the background --
14. Slavery as a career --
Appendix 1: Scoring systems for senators --
Appendix 2: Non-vigintiviri and additional senators --
Appendix 3: The duration of army posts --
Appendix 4: Details of vigintiviri --
Appendix 5: Some senatorial careers --
Appendix 6: Early and late priesthoods --
Appendix 7: Inventory of senators in the database.
Responsibility: Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Abstract:

Explores the impact of social standing on the careers of senators and knights in the Roman Empire.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/948548295> # Power and privilege in Roman society
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "948548295" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Organization/rome_senate> ; # Rome. Senate.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/slaves_rome_history> ; # Slaves--Rome--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/sozialer_aufstieg> ; # Sozialer Aufstieg
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/prinzipat> ; # Prinzipat
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Place/romeinse_rijk> ; # Romeinse rijk.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/social_status_rome_history> ; # Social status--Rome--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/career_development_rome_history> ; # Career development--Rome--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/power_social_sciences_rome_history> ; # Power (Social sciences)--Rome--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Place/empire_romain> ; # Empire romain.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/meritokratie> ; # Meritokratie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/history_ancient_general> ; # HISTORY--Ancient--General
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/privileges_geschiedenis> ; # Privileges (geschiedenis)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/romeinse_oudheid> ; # Romeinse oudheid
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/senator> ; # Senator
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Place/rome> ; # Rome.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/macht> ; # Macht
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/soziale_stellung> ; # Soziale Stellung
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/303.3093709015/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Place/romisches_reich> ; # Römisches Reich
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/karriere> ; # Karriere
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/sklave> ; # Sklave
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Person/duncan_jones_richard> ; # Richard Duncan-Jones
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description ""How far were appointments in the Roman Empire based on merit? Did experience matter? What difference did social rank make? This innovative study of the Principate examines the career outcomes of senators and knights by social category. Contrasting patterns emerge from a new database of senatorial careers. Although the highest appointments could reflect experience, a clear preference for the more aristocratic senators is also seen. Bias is visible even in the major army commands and in the most senior civilian posts nominally filled by ballot. In equestrian appointments, successes by the less experienced again suggest the power of social advantage. Senatorial recruitment gradually opened up to include many provincials but Italians still kept their hold on the higher social groupings. The book also considers the senatorial career more widely, while a final section examines slave careers and the phenomenon of voluntary slavery"--"@en ;
   schema:description "Part I. Social Status and Senatorial Success -- 1. Introduction: The senator -- 2. Social standing and its impact on careers -- 3. The career ladder at Rome -- 4. Service overseas -- 5. Defenders of the empire -- 6. Influx from the provinces -- 7. The chronology of the senatorial evidence -- 8. Career inscriptions and what they leave out -- Part II. Equestrian Perspectives -- 9. Defining the equites -- 10. The public employment of equites -- 11. The economic involvements of equites -- 12. The devaluation of equestrian rank -- Part III. The Unprivileged -- 13. Slavery : the background -- 14. Slavery as a career -- Appendix 1: Scoring systems for senators -- Appendix 2: Non-vigintiviri and additional senators -- Appendix 3: The duration of army posts -- Appendix 4: Details of vigintiviri -- Appendix 5: Some senatorial careers -- Appendix 6: Early and late priesthoods -- Appendix 7: Inventory of senators in the database."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3881125333> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Power and privilege in Roman society"@en ;
   schema:productID "948548295" ;
   schema:url <http://ezproxy.stanford.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316575475> ;
   schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316575475> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107149793> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB6A9620> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/948548295> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316575475>
   rdfs:comment "Available to Stanford-affiliated users." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Organization/rome_senate> # Rome. Senate.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Rome. Senate." ;
   schema:name "Rome. Senate" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Person/duncan_jones_richard> # Richard Duncan-Jones
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Duncan-Jones" ;
   schema:givenName "Richard" ;
   schema:name "Richard Duncan-Jones" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Place/romisches_reich> # Römisches Reich
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Römisches Reich" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/career_development_rome_history> # Career development--Rome--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Career development--Rome--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/history_ancient_general> # HISTORY--Ancient--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "HISTORY--Ancient--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/power_social_sciences_rome_history> # Power (Social sciences)--Rome--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Power (Social sciences)--Rome--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/privileges_geschiedenis> # Privileges (geschiedenis)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Privileges (geschiedenis)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/slaves_rome_history> # Slaves--Rome--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Slaves--Rome--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3881125333#Topic/social_status_rome_history> # Social status--Rome--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Social status--Rome--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781107149793>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1107149797" ;
   schema:isbn "9781107149793" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.