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Author Mennen, Inge.

Title Power and status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284 / by Inge Mennen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages)
Series Impact of empire, 1572-0500 ; v. 12
Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, c. 200 B.C.-A.D. 476) (Series) ; 12
Contents 1. Changing Emperorship: Setting the Scene -- Factors Influencing Emperorship between AD 193 and 284 -- Consequences for the Position of the Emperor -- 2. The Impact of Crises on the Position of the Senatorial Elite -- Establishing the Senatorial Elite in theThird Century -- Analyzing the Selected Families -- Defining a Nucleus within the Senatorial Elite -- Excursus. Prosopography of the Senatorial Elite Families -- 3. Praetorian Prefects and Other High-ranking Equestrians -- The Increasing Responsibilities of High Equestrians in Imperial Administration -- The Status of High-ranking Equestrians in the Third Century -- The praefecti praetorio: A Case Study -- 4. High-ranking Military Officers: Septimius Severus versus Gallienus -- Septimius Severus and HisMilitary Officers -- Gallienus andHisMilitary Officers -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. List of Emperors and Usurpers (AD 193 and 284) -- Appendix 2. Lists ofMen Holding Senatorial Elite Positions between AD 193 and 284 -- Appendix 3. List of Praefecti Praetorio between AD 193 and 284 -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Index of Ancient Persons
1. Changing emperorship: setting the scene -- 2. The impact of crises on the position of the senatorial elite -- 3. Praetorian prefects and other high-ranking equestrians -- 4. High-ranking military officers: Septimius Severus versus Gallienus -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. List of emperors and usurpers (AD 193 -284) -- Appendix 2. Lists ofmen holding senatorial elite positions between AD 193 and 284 -- Appendix 3. List of praefecti praetorio between AD 193 and 284
Summary This book deals with changing power and status relations between the highest ranking representatives of Roman imperial power at the central level, in a period when the Empire came under tremendous pressure, AD 193-284. Based on epigraphic, literary and legal materials, the author deals with issues such as the third-century development of emperorship, the shift in power of the senatorial elite and the developing position of senior military officers and other high equestrians. By analyzing the various senior power-holders involved in Roman imperial administration by social rank, this book presents new insights into the diachronic development of imperial administration, appointment policies and socio-political hierarchies between the second and fourth centuries AD
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Hierarchies -- Rome -- History.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Rome -- History.
Political culture -- Rome -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Rome -- History.
Social classes -- Rome -- History.
Social status -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004211926 (electronic bk.)
9789004211926 (electronic bk.)