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The Resource Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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Power and privilege in Roman society
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Power and privilege in Roman society
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Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
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Language
eng
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 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"--
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Duncan-Jones, Richard,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Slaves
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social status
  • Career development
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • Macht
  • Privileges (geschiedenis)
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Romeinse rijk
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Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-209) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
948548295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781107149793
Lccn
2016017597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948548295
Label
Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
948548295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781107149793
Lccn
2016017597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948548295

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