The Lex Pompeia de Provinciis of 52 B.C.: a reconsideration

Steel, C. (2012) The Lex Pompeia de Provinciis of 52 B.C.: a reconsideration. Historia, 61(1), pp. 83-93.

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This paper argues that the purpose of Pompeius' law on provinces from 52 B.C. should be traced back to its origins in a senatus consultum of the previous year, and that its main function was to remove provincial commands from the normal operation of the cursus honorum. The failure of sufficient numbers of praetors and consuls to proceed to a province may also be a relevant consideration. The law's effect on the praetorship is as important as that on the consulship, and there is no reason to believe that consuls lost their military capacity as a result of it.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steel, Professor Catherine
Authors: Steel, C.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Classics
Journal Name:Historia

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