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By Nic Fields

Drawn from a variety of warlike peoples in the course of the provinces, in particular at the fringes of the empire, auxiliaries have been typically no longer voters of the Roman empire. The cavalry of the auxilia supplied a strong battling arm equipped, disciplined and good expert, it was once adept at acting either skirmish and surprise motion. This publication info the various roles of the Roman auxiliary cavalryman, together with reconnaissance, verbal exchange and policing tasks, in addition to in conflict. Motivation for enlisting, stipulations of provider and adventure of conflict are all explored, and color illustrations aid the textual content.

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31). The fact that this is a fragment taken from Ulpian’s treatise on the Lex Julia et Papia gives a clue to the original context and meaning. 28 The seventh surviving clause of the law for Vespasian refers in a general way to imperial exemptions that are written into particular statutes, citing as examples Augustus, Tiberius and Claudius. 4), and to later European autocrats. But the jurists of the late second and early third centuries still conceptualized imperial power as falling short of omnipotence, in as much as they conceded that it originated in statutes promoted by the senate and the Roman people.

In the account of Tacitus, the Roman general Petillius Cerialis, eventual conqueror of Iulius Civilis, declared before the assembled Treviri and Lingones that the gulf between Romans and Gauls had been bridged. Gauls were in command of legions, conquerors and conquered were partners in empire. The claims are hollow. They would have convinced or attracted few Romans. The pacification process in the British and Gallic provinces was incomplete in the age of Tacitus (he died in the 120s). 31). ) is symbolic.

It is followed by a seventh clause exempting Vespasian from certain statutes, and an eighth validating retrospectively his actions before becoming ruler. 27 However the clause is interpreted, the law lays bare the fundamental ambiguity of the constitutional position of the emperor, as shaped by Augustus. The emperor was dominant but was not formally omnipotent, in so far as he looked to Republican institutions and procedures for the legitimation of his power. A similar dilemma arises over some juristic texts from the Severan period, preserved in the sixth-century Digest of Justinian.

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