This volume focuses on special military and diplomatic missions in various provinces of the Empire that Augustus and Tiberius entrusted to selected members of the domus Augusta, granting them special prerogatives (imperia extraordinaria).
Sawinski compares and analyses various primary and secondary sources exploring special powers and missions in the provinces of the domus Augusta during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, from 27 BC to AD 23, from border regions on the Rhine and the Danube to client states such as Judaea and Armenia. It explores the legal aspects of these powers wielded in the provinces and how these missions and the subsequent honours helped to solidify power within a new hereditary system of power. The reader will also find in it a critical discussion of the current state of research on this subject.
Holders of Extraordinary Imperium under Augustus and Tiberius offers an important study of these powers and prerogatives of the imperial family that will be of interest to anyone working on the Augustan age, the early Empire and Principate, and the Roman imperial family. This volume should also prove useful to students of archaeology and art history.
Pawel Sawinski is Associate Professor at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. His scholarly books and articles deal with various aspects of the history of ancient Rome. He is the author of, among other books, The Succession of Imperial Power under the Julio-Claudian Dynasty (30 BC-AD 68), published in 2018.
List of figures and tables
1. The legal foundations of the power held by members of the domus Augusta within the provinces
2. Missions of members of the domus Augusta in the western provinces of the Roman Empire
3. The missions of members of the domus Augusta in the East
4. Honours accorded to members of the domus Augusta
Appendix 1: The imperia of members of the domus Augusta
Appendix 2: Missions by members of the imperial family in the provinces
Appendix 3: The imperatorial acclamations of members of the domus Augusta
Appendix 4: Triumphs and ovations of members of the domus Augusta
Index of persons
Index of peoples and places
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