Foreign Clientelae, 264-70 B.C. by E. Badian

By E. Badian

The connection of consumer and purchaser used to be a ordinarily Roman establishment: a courting among the weaker and the better in line with ethical legal responsibility and sanctioned via customized and strength. This publication makes an attempt to teach the way it grew to become the trend of Rome's kin with international states, the way it constructed into the manager device of Roman domination, and the way this courting shaped a serious a part of the material that held the Empire jointly.

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Arrival in Egypt Nile voyage to border of Ethiopia Caracalla becomes Father of his Country (towards end) Return by sea to Syria, followed by sojourn there 1 Jan. ) Arrival at Rome; marriage of Caracalla and Plautilla xxx Chronology 202 203 204 205 207 209 210 211 212 212 or early 213. 213 213–14 214 214–15 215 216 216–17 217 217 217–18 218 (late) or 203 (early) Journey to Africa (shortly before 10 June) Return to Rome 26 May to 3 June. Secular Games Caracalla (II) and Geta (I) consuls 22 Jan.

Second, the cult-object, a large stone, has taken its place as the chief cult-object . . of what was now a Greek city. . In the process, . . 78 The woman of Emesa 17 The deity Elagabal naturally brought his city economic advantages as well as religious importance, from travellers and pilgrims. 80 Then the end of the semi-independent principality forced the Emesene authorities to pay more attention to the local cult as a focus of loyalty and a source of income: sacral authority rather than secular power began to confer prestige on leading families.

Julius Alexio; Sampsigeramus died near the end of Vespasian’s reign. 52 Another Emesene worth noticing is M. Julius Avidius Minervinus, who erected an altar to the Good Fortune of Berytus and was honoured for it by the city council. That was in about 85, for it was on the hundredth anniversary of the colony’s foundation. 54 One more man deserves mention in this context: he is Ti. Julius Balbillus, who in the late second century AD was priest of Sol Elagabal. 55 Attributing Domna to the princely family gives her, for a Roman empress, what seem to be very exotic origins.

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