By Ian Worthington, Joseph Roisman

The main accomplished and up to date paintings on hand on old Macedonian heritage and fabric tradition, A spouse to historical Macedonia is a useful reference for college kids and students alike.

Features new, particularly commissioned essays through best and up-and-coming students within the field.
Examines the political, army, social, fiscal, and cultural historical past of historic Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the top of Roman interval and beyond.
Discusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architecture.
All old assets are translated in English.
Each bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for extra studying.

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By the time of the rehabilitation, CURSUS AND CAREER ⅐ 17 however, Flavian, his son, and Dexter are all identified as Nicomachi, not as Virii. The shift in nomenclature seems to have occurred already some years earlier. 34 It is interesting that the family, in the sensitive period soon after 394, came to adopt a name that derives from the elder Flavian. Flavian’s career, even in the edited form reported in the rehabilitation, is extraordinarily distinguished. For most Roman senators in late antiquity the culmination of the life of public service would have been the urban prefecture.

Flavian is honored by the population of Lepcis Magna for his outstanding administration as an official acting vicem praefectorum praetorio, that is, as vicarius H I S TO RY A N D S I L E N C E ⅐ 16 (see below for discussion of the magistracy). This inscription has been carved on the reverse side of an earlier statue base (IRT 562), a dedication to a certain Flavius Archontius Nilus, who had been governor of Tripolitania around 355/360. This dedication had been erected ‘‘in the forum for the eternal memory of posterity’’ (lines 15 –17), yet it was reused to honor Flavian within about twenty years.

Gaudete ergo nob[iscum] p¯(atres) ¯c(onscripti), optimo imperii nostri opere, ut nobiscum recognoscitis et redditam vobis e[t] patriae senatoris eius memoriam et dignitatem probate, cuius consorti y[o] clariores fuistis et in posteris eius eadem aput nos reverentia vigetis. Appius Nicomachus Dexter, v¯(ir) ¯c(larissimus), ex praef(ecto) urb(i), avo optim[o] statuendam curavi. In Latere Sinistro: dedicata id[ibus] Sept(em)b(ribus) [Bas]so et Antiocho, vv(iris) cc(larissimis), conss(ulibus) CHAPTER 2 C U R S U S A N D CA R E E R T h e i n s c r i p t i o n of rehabilitation begins, as almost all Roman honorific inscriptions do, with a formulaic prescript which provides a dedicatory statement, reasons for the dedication, and an account of the career of the person honored, in Latin a cursus honorum.

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