The Senate's Story *

  title={The Senate's Story *},
  author={M. Griffin},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  • M. Griffin
  • Published 1997
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The Spanish inscriptions on bronze are making a fair bid to rival the Egyptian papyri in their contribution to our knowledge of the ancient world, at least as regards Roman history. Finds of the last twenty years have shed light on fundamental matters such as the Roman citizenship, electoral and senatorial procedures, imperial ideology, and the relation of the Princeps to the senate and other sections of the population. They have also contributed to our assessment of the ancient literary… Expand
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  • E. Cowan
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Roman Studies
  • 2016
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