The government of the Roman Empire : a sourcebook by Dr Barbara Levick, Barbara Levick

By Dr Barbara Levick, Barbara Levick

This publication finds how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt should be governed from a unmarried urban and nonetheless live on greater than one thousand years. The executive of the Roman Empire is the one sourcebook to be aware of the management of the empire, utilizing the facts of up to date writers and historians.
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There are other tribes, small and insignificant, which march with the Arecomici as far as the Pyrenees. The capital of the Arecomici is Nemausus, which falls far short of Narbo in the numbers of foreigners and merchants in its population but outstrips it in native-born citizens: it has twenty-four villages belonging to it which are outstanding for the numbers of related tribesmen that they support. It also possesses what is known as Latin Right (p. 187), which means that those who have been deemed worthy of holding the offices of aedile or quaestor in Nemausus become Roman citizens.

The restoration of the kingdom, its capital at Noviomagus, with a palace for the ruler at Fishbourne, gave proof of Roman good faith. Cogidubnus may have claimed the more grandiloquent title on being given charge of additional tribes (after the revolt of 48 or of 60? Or for supporting Vespasian’s bid for power in 69? Barrett, Britannia 10 (1979), 227ff. surveys the possibilities). Some areas were explicitly styled free of direct rule. The Lycian federation of cities was allowed its freedom until 43 (153) and again for a brief period later; Nero freed Achaea, and it too was reduced to provincial status once again by Vespasian (Suetonius, Deified Vespasian 8, 4).

The other prefects or, as these men were called from Claudius’ time onwards, ‘praesidial’ procurators, were in control of areas that might prove intransigent but which were too small to require the attention of a consular or praetorian legate. Such were Judaca (see 63 for its annexation in 6), Mauretania Tingitana (157) and Caesariensis (the early forties); and Thrace (17, annexed in 46). These prefectures were a natural extension of military service; others, of individual tribes or communities within a province, were part of it.

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