By David S. Potter

A significant other to the Roman Empire offers readers with a consultant either to Roman imperial background and to the sphere of Roman stories, taking account of the newest discoveries.

  • This better half brings jointly thirty unique essays guiding readers via Roman imperial heritage and the sector of Roman studies
  • Shows that Roman imperial heritage is a compelling and colourful subject
  • Includes major new contributions to varied parts of Roman imperial history

  • Covers the social, highbrow, financial and cultural background of the Roman Empire

  • Contains an in depth bibliography

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The danger inherent in overstepping the bounds of propriety are evident in a letter that the younger Pliny wrote about his prosecution of Caecilius Classicus for corruption as governor of Baetica. Pliny goes to great lengths to show that he was not a willing participant in the action. First of all the province, remembering his service as prosecutor of Baebius Massa, a previous governor, whom Pliny claimed was even worse than Priscus, asked him to serve. Pliny’s colleagues in the prefecture of the treasury, a post-praetorian office he was then holding, told him not to touch the case.

It was rather to leave a memorial of the fact of the disgrace in public places. To the senatorial mind the holding of offices, if successfully accomplished, should necessarily entail imperial respect. The virtues of the senator were hard work and frugality. They earned their offices by working at the jobs that were necessary to learn their craft. There was something wrong if they did not. 2). 3). He admired Clodius Pompeianus, a man so respected by Marcus that he allowed him to marry his widowed daughter Lucilla, formerly wife of Marcus’ co-emperor, Lucius Verus.

To the senatorial mind the holding of offices, if successfully accomplished, should necessarily entail imperial respect. The virtues of the senator were hard work and frugality. They earned their offices by working at the jobs that were necessary to learn their craft. There was something wrong if they did not. 2). 3). He admired Clodius Pompeianus, a man so respected by Marcus that he allowed him to marry his widowed daughter Lucilla, formerly wife of Marcus’ co-emperor, Lucius Verus. Even Commodus at his worst had to respect him.

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