Emperor, Senate and magistrates

@inproceedings{Eck2000EmperorSA,
  title={Emperor, Senate and magistrates},
  author={Werner Eck},
  year={2000}
}
  • W. Eck
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • History
The relationship between emperor and Senate was always the result of the tension between what the majority of senators thought the emperor should be, and what he really was, or could become: princeps or dominus. Vespasian, for instance, had been a senator for more than thirty years. In Britain the reason for the appointment of a iuridicus was probably the predominantly military duties of the consular legates, at least under Vespasian and Domitian. Only in Italy were things changed to any… 

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