The Roman Government of Britain by Anthony R. Birley

By Anthony R. Birley

The Roman executive of england is a very rewritten model of Professor Birley's Fasti of Roman Britain (1981), with biographical entries for all greater officers from advert forty three to 409. numerous new governors, legionary legates, tribunes, procurators, and fleet prefects are integrated, and the entries for these formerly identified revised; and during this variation translations of all resources were extra. Introductory sections take care of profession constructions within the principate and the replaced process of the overdue empire. facts for imperial visits is additionally quoted and mentioned. The paintings offers an entire conspectus of the entire literary, epigraphic, and numismatic assets for the historical past of Roman rule in Britain.

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Plautio, legato Ti. Claudi Caesaris Aug. Germ. ²⁸ As first pointed out by E. , RE 12/2 (1925), 1666. ²⁹ Details in Thomasson, LP i. 100, nos. 8 and 9 (firmly for Plautius governing Pannonia, not Dalmatia). ³⁰ T. P. , regards Plautius as one of four potential rivals to Claudius: two were urged to claim the throne, Galba (Suet. Galba 7. 1) and Camillus Scribonianus (Dio 60. 15. 2), ‘and we may be sure that messages went from Rome to Appius Silanus and Aulus Plautius too, in the hope that one of them would challenge the shambling pedant whom the Praetorians had foisted on a resentful Senate.

G, below. ⁵⁵ CIL vi. 920 + add. = ILS 216 = CIL vi. ), cens(ori), patri pa]triai, | senatus po[pulusque] Ro[manus, q]uod | reges Brit[annorum] XI d[iebus paucis sine] | ulla iactur[a devicerit et regna eorum] 8| gentesque b[arbaras trans Oceanum sitas] | primus in dici[onem populi Romani redegerit]. ’ The arch was evidently erected in the Campus Martius between 25 Jan. 51 and 24 Jan. 52 (trib. pot. XI). Another arch is known at Cyzicus, probably of the same date: ILS 217. Claudio-Neronian Governors 31 and the revival of resistance by the Silures was spreading, with ‘frequent battles’, when Scapula expired.

Plautius Decianus, the consul of 329 , was given the cognomen Hypsaeus. ¹⁴ Ibid. 6ff. (nos. 7–8), 20ff. (no. 29); cf. MRR I+supp. ¹⁵ R. , 289, 333, 339, 430; PIR 2 P 478, cf. , opposite p. 196. ¹⁶ PIR 2 P 456. , D. Claud. 26. 2), perhaps in 27; her brother had committed suicide in 24, while praetor, after he was discovered to have murdered his wife Apronia by throwing her out of the window. His previous wife, Fabia Numantina, a patrician, allegedly drove him mad by magical practices, but was acquitted (Tac.

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