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Comitium  

Ian Archibald Richmond, Donald Emrys Strong, and Janet DeLaine

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Dec 2015
The chief place of political assembly in republican Rome (Varro, Ling. 5. 155; Livy 5. 55) occupying an area north of the *forum Romanum at the foot of the Capitoline. It is associated with nine ... More

corrector  

Graham Burton

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Dec 2015
In the eastern provinces correctores of the *free cities of a province, which were technically independent of the provincial governor, are first attested under *Trajan. He sent a praetorian senator ... More

free cities  

Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Free cities (civitates liberae, eleutherai poleis) formed a privileged category in Rome's system of provincial government. In the east the status ultimately derived from the blanket declaration of ... More

praefectura  

A. N. Sherwin-White and Andrew Lintott

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Dec 2015
Praefectura was the term for an assize-centre in Roman territory. When, for example, *Capua became a *municipium, praefecti (see praefectus) delegated by the *praetorurbanus were sent there from time ... More

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