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coercitio  

Piero Treves and Andrew Lintott

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Coercitio, the right, held by every magistrate with *imperium, of compelling reluctant citizens to obey his orders and decrees, by inflicting punishment. Against this compulsion, which magistrates ... More

collatio lustralis  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Collatio lustralis (chrysargyron), a tax in gold and silver levied every five years (later four) on traders in the widest sense. It was instituted by *Constantine, and abolished in the east by ... More

collegium  

Piero Treves, Cyril Bailey, and Andrew Lintott

(1) Magisterial or priestly: a board of officials. (2) Private: any private association of fixed membership and constitution (see clubs, roman).The principle of collegiality was a standard feature of ... More

colonate  

Michael Crawford

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Mar 2016
Almost any statement that one might wish to make about the colonate as an institution of the Late Roman Empire is contestable. It would probably be widely agreed that evidence begins to appear in the ... More

comitia  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Tim Cornell

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Mar 2016
In Rome the *Comitium was the place of assembly. Comitia is a plural word meaning an assembly of the Roman people summoned in groups by a magistrate possessing the formal right to convoke them (ius ... More

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

commendatio  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Under the Roman republic distinguished politicians influenced the elections of magistrates by open canvassing (suffragatio) on behalf of friends. This practice was continued by emperors (Suet. Aug. ... More

commentarii  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Commentarii ‘memoranda’, were often private or businesslike, e.g. accounts, notebooks for speeches, legal notes, or teaching materials. Their public use (excluding the false ‘commentarii of the ... More

conciliabulum  

Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Conciliabulum, term of Roman administrative law used to denote large villages in Italy in the republic. The rural population had been organized into tribus rusticae (see tribus), which had become ... More

concilium  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Concilium or commune, koinon in the east, the provincial council, an important element in the Roman system of provincial administration (see provincia); although never, it seems, standardised. The ... More

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