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By Danielle Slootjes

This ebook offers new insights into the dynamics of the connection among governors and provincial topics within the Later Roman Empire, with a spotlight at the provincial standpoint. in response to literary, criminal, epigraphic and creative fabrics the writer bargains with questions comparable to how provincials communicated their must governors, how they expressed either their favorable and significant critiques of governors' habit, and the way they rewarded 'good' governors. Provincial expectancies, a continuing discussion, interdependence, reciprocity, and ceremonial regimen play key roles during this examine that not just results in a greater figuring out of past due Roman provincial management, but in addition of the winning functioning of an empire as huge as that of Rome.

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How and for what sort of actions were they honored? Praise took many forms—speeches of praise, poems, acclamations, honorific inscriptions, statues—though the great variety of sources offers a strikingly uniform presentation of governors in terms of verbal and material images. The fourth chapter, Speeches, Poems and Acclamations for Governors, focuses on literary sources, whereas the fifth chapter, Inscriptions and Statues for Governors, deals with visual remains of honorific monuments for governors.

57 By the end of the sixth century the situation had changed again. D. D. D. ” ˘w metå soË tÚ pl°on t∞w ofikoum°nhw §pelyΔn ëpantã soi pisteÊvn paradoÁw tØn Palaist¤nhn êgein lamprÒthtow éformåw par°dvken. Epistula 61 of Libanius indicates that the emperor’s advisory council could be involved in the appointment of governors as well. See Bradbury (2004), 67–9. 42, éllå nËn tr°xei m¢n §p‹ tØn érxØn ı pr¤asyai dunhye¤w, metastr°fetai d¢ periskop«n mØ oÈ polloÁw ép°xei stad¤ouw ı diadejÒmenow. Cf. the study by Bell (1962) of the Abinnaeus archive.

The Notitia Dignitatum specifies four Vicars for the East (of Asiana, Pontica, Thracia and Macedonia), and six for the West (Italia, Urbs Roma, Africa, Hispaniae, Britanniae, and the Gallic ‘Septem Provinciae’). The dioceses of Illyricum and of Dacia did not have a Vicar, the diocese of the Orient was ruled by the Comes Orientis, and Egypt by a Praefectus Augustalis. 9 Jones (1964), 101–102. See Barnes (1996), 546, for the argument that between 328 and 332 there were colleges of five Praetorian Prefects.

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