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

Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, (electronic resource)

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Power and privilege in Roman society
Title
Power and privilege in Roman society
Statement of responsibility
Richard Duncan-Jones, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
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Subject
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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rome
  • Slaves
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social status
  • Career development
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316575475
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781316575475
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316575475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086412132
Label
Power and privilege in Roman society, Richard Duncan-Jones, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316575475
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781316575475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316575475
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086412132

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