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Title: The magistrates of Republican Sicily : their duties and social interaction, 132-70 B.C
Author: Covino, R. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2712 0344
Awarding Body: University of St Andrews
Current Institution: University of St Andrews
Date of Award: 2005
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This thesis will examine the regular magistrates sent to Roman Sicily during the years 132 to 70. Sicily, as the oldest and most regularized of the Roman provinciae, is ideal for such a study from a prosopographical perspective owing to the strength of the evidence which exists concerning it, stemming chiefly from the orations made by the orator Cicero, a former quaestor in the province, in the course of his prosecution of the governor Verres. This thesis examines these men in order to reveal the personnel involved in the province's government, the means which they employed so as to be able to carry out their duties, and the rules which governed their behavior. Through a study of the magistrates, their duties and activities during this period of the province's development, the necessity for ce1iain types of recognizable formal relationships will be made clear and their dependence on relationships such as those based on hospitium will be proven. In order to exercise their functions as magistrates and to fulfill their chief duty of ensuring the continued flow of grain from Sicily to Rome, the men sent to Sicily required these ties to the Sicilians both so as to support themselves in the province as well as to maintain the order which would allow for Rome to maximize her grain-acquiring potential
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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