Power and Status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284
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.
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Setting the Scene
Chapter Two The Impact of Crises on the Position of the Senatorial Elite
Excursus Prosopography of the Senatorial Elite Families
Chapter Three Praetorian Prefects and Other Highranking Equestrians
Septimius Severus versus Gallienus
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