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Power and privilege in Roman society

Author: Richard Duncan-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2016017597
(OCoLC)948548295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Duncan-Jones
ISBN: 9781316716045 131671604X 9781316575475 1316575470 9781316716465 1316716465
OCLC Number: 959871741
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages.)
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.

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

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