Collegia Centonariorum: The Guilds of Textile Dealers in the by Liu

By Liu

In accordance with a radical exam of the epigraphic, felony, and literary resources at the collegia centonariorum, this quantity deals a brand new figuring out in their origins, features, corporations, and social and felony prestige within the Roman Empire from the 1st century BC to fourth century advert.

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28 See in particular Sirks 1991. 29 For other discussions of the navicularii and various other organizations that were connected with seaborne or river transportation see Rougé 1959 (de Salvo 1992 differed with Rougé 1959 on many specific points); Rickman 1981; Meiggs 1973; Erdkamp 2005: 244–49. 30 Mouritsen argues that the Augustales (including seviri, Augustales, seviri Augustales and so on) did not have any official role in the worship of the ruler. They were not priests; nor did they constitute an ordo.

Monson (2006) provides a new way of interpreting the rules and accounts of the Ptolemaic religious associations. In Monson’s analysis, the threat of high fines for insults and violence tends to push out or deter rule-breakers and free-riders. The associations’ written rules, therefore, had the effect of transforming informal norms shared by the group into institutions that constrained behavior and thus institutionalized the boundary between trust networks and ordinary social networks. The heightened level of trust among members lowered the costs of transaction and facilitated cooperation among villagers.

95 92 Taylor 1961; Mouritsen 2001b and 2005. Carrillo Díaz-Pinés 1995: 29–78. Cf. Slater 2000: 493–97. 94 For the interpretive problems of the legal sources, and sources from Late Antiquity in general, see Mitchell 2007: 33–38. 95 Cook 1967: 7–13; Watson 1995 ( juristic writings were scholarly opinions not necessarily bearing reflections of their own time and place); the “Frier school,” however, sees the juristic writings as more relevant to contemporary concerns. [For a discussion, see Kehoe 1998 with D.

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