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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.


Location Call No. Status
Physical 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.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 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.
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.
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.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- Rome -- History.
Social classes -- Rome -- History.
Social status -- Rome -- History.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- Rome -- History.
Political culture -- Rome -- History.
Hierarchies -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
Rome -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789004211926 (electronic bk.)
9004211926 (electronic bk.)