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PRINCEPS AND SENATE The Augustan system was regarded by the great
German historian, Mommsen, as a Dyarchy, a joint rule of Princeps and Senate,
under which in effect the Emperor undertook the administration of one part of the
The Senate, together with the People, remained the sole permanent legal source
of authority, as becomes clear on the death of a Princeps, but in practice it could
not enforce its wishes in the last resort because it lacked military power.
Empire lasted, by putting on all the coins the letters S.C. (Senatus- consolto), but
in the choice of types the Princeps soon exercised as efficient a control over the '
senatorial' bronze as over the 'imperial' gold and silver. This was important ...
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Over the course of more than a year, I read this excellent Roman history one chunk at a time. It was well worth it. For good reason this is Scullard's most well known work. It is thorough, interesting ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Books like Scullard are essential for anyone who wants to engage with history. Where do you go after being intrigued by History Channel programs about the "mysteries" of the ancient world? You could ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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