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Pontificalis honor : a re-evaluation of priestly Auctoritas and sacro-political violence in the transition from republic to principate

@inproceedings{Bollan2013PontificalisH,
  title={Pontificalis honor : a re-evaluation of priestly Auctoritas and sacro-political violence in the transition from republic to principate},
  author={John Bollan},
  year={2013}
}
This thesis examines the transition from the Roman republic to the Principate of Augustus through the lens of the pontifex maximus, the office of the head of the pontifical college. Despite burgeoning interest in this role, current scholarship still regards the elevation of the chief pontiff to a politically significant position as a by-product of Caesar’s ambition and, subsequently, Octavian’s quest for both power and legitimacy. It is my contention that the trajectory of this priesthood’s… Expand

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