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Title: The role and character of the praetorian guard and the praetorian prefecture until the accession of Vespasian
Author: Kerr, John Latimer
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1991
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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role of the Praetorian Guard in the hundred years between the battle of Actium and the accession of Vespasian. This necessitates not only a consideration of those political activities which the Praetorians undertook at the behest of their emperors but also an examination into the motivations of the guardsmen themselves. Moreover, any study of the Praetorian Guard would be less than complete without an account of the development of the Praetorian prefecture. (Now unrestricted)
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: D051 Ancient History