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Книга historical historical past historical heritage Книги Исторические Автор: David Mather Masson Год издания: 1851 Формат: pdf Издат.:William & Robert Chambers Страниц: 290 Размер: 7,5 Mb Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка: historical background by means of David Mather Masson

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6 Unless Adrastus Augg. nn. lib. in 193 (vi 1585 b = D 5290) refers in his status indication to Septimius Severus and Clodius Albinus. 7 All the (theoretical) possibilities are given in detail by Chantraine, pp. 61 f. 8 See above, p. 22 n. 4. 2 5 Nomenclature and chronology l reign (238-44). The latest dated inscription of an Imperial freedman with nomen is vi 816 = D 1928: M. Aurelius Auggg. lib. 2 The literary and legal sources continue to refer to 'Caesariani' long after this date but, while the status of these as officials of the Imperial administration is certain, it is not at all clear that they are freedmen as many scholars have thought.

Lib. This is another pantomimus. He was clearly not jointly manumitted by Septimius Severus and Caracalla but by the latter alone; the inscription is to be dated after 211 (cf. 3 So, indeed, is the nomenclature of star actors. g. g. Poppaea Sabina, Domitia Domitiani, Plotina, or 'soror Augusti' (Marciana) and even 'neptis Augusti' (Matidia Maior). The Augustae were wealthy owners of property, including many slaves. Their freedmen provide a distinctive series of secondary Imperial gentilicia which are useful for dating.

For freedmen holding relatively senior posts not normally held till some years after manumission it would be almost regular for their inscriptions to date from a later reign than that of the manumitting emperor, particularly in the case of the M. Ulpii, P. Aelii and T. Aelii whose manumission can be pinpointed to a single reign of not very long duration. To a lesser extent this applies to the Ti. Claudii and the T. Flavii. The length of reigns of successive emperors becomes an important factor in attempting to establish a chronology for the Familia Caesaris.

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