The Equestrian Officials of Trajan and Hadrian; Their Careers

The Equestrian Officials of Trajan and Hadrian; Their Careers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in several important positions where formerly freedmen had served. A comparison of the offices which existed during the reign of Hadrian with those existing previously shows that Hadrian introduced a number of important reforms in the administration of the empire. A further comparison of the status of those who held various offices under Hadrian with the status of those who held the same offices previously, in connection with the numbers given above, shows conclusively that Hadrian employed the equites to a far greater extent in administrative positions than did the emperors who preceded him. NOTES TO INTRODUCTION AND CHAPTER I 1 The fourth volume of this work, which has beem promised since the publication of the other three (1898-9), but seems unlikely to appear soon, is to contain lists of officials. The work of Otto Hirsdifeld has contributed much to the study of the officials of the first three centuries of the empire. His book (Die romischen Verwaltungsbeamten bis auf Diocletian, 2 Aufi., Berlin, 1905) and various articles must be consulted continually by all who study any part of this field. He has not, however, brought together in any one place the officials of the period with their cwrsus honorum. 2 There are 23 such names; they are indicated by a star (). 3 These are indicated by a dagger (t). 4 As a rule, only those references are given which help to fix the name, cursus, or dates of offices of the official under consideration. Missing portions of inscriptions and papyri are indicated toy dots (...); omitted portions of references and quotations in general are indicated by dashes (---). All dates are after Christ. The years of inscriptions, etc., when known, are indicated in parentheses. References to the officials enumerated in...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854837
  • 9781236854834