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Alex Imrie

many living in the Citizenship Roman empire was poor. We must, furthermore, be careful to distinguish physiological health and life expectancy from the question of a quality of life. For more on the general trends, see Scheidel (2012a) 274, 279–81; Walker et al . (2009) 109–25. 14 For more on

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Ghislaine van der Ploeg

, and religious, of Roman life. This cultic change could also be expected because religion and power were especially closely linked as religious rites gave elites a platform for self-representation. 15 Bendlin notes the social centrality which religion had in public life at this time; according to him

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Alex Imrie

The introduction of the Antonine Constitution Antonine Dediticii Constitution represents a turning point in imperial history, and was a defining moment in the life of Caracalla Caracalla. By means of this legislation, he had ostensibly revolutionised the constitutional complexion of the

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Sara Chiarini

top of which stands a lion. 40 It is unclear whether this is supposed to be a living animal or another sculpture like that of the god below. The static attitude of the divinity surely contrasts with the dynamic pose of the lion, which seems about to hurl itself to the right, towards two dove

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Ghislaine van der Ploeg

of the physician’s relationship with the monarch must have made him an ideal messenger and advisor. If the emperor could trust him with his body and life then he could trust him with his political affairs. 46 Benario has argued that there is a dichotomy to Tacitus’ representation of Claudius in

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Cilliers Breytenbach and Christiane Zimmermann

when the male heads of the families died, the women, usually their widows, became responsible for the final honours, which were sometimes already prepared by their husbands during their lifetime. Christian men and women living a celibate life were often buried by their biological family, usually by

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Richard Veymiers

Domitian. 69 This Jewish author living in Rome justifies Tiberius’ repression of the Egyptian cults 70 by means of the scandalous story of Paulina, a high-ranking Roman matron, said to have been sexually abused in the temple of Isis by the equestrian Decius Mundus, thanks to the audacious complicity of

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Cilliers Breytenbach and Christiane Zimmermann

book, this evidence is not sufficient to classify the monument as Christian. 11 Nonna lost her life through terrible jealousy (δεινὸς φθόνος), 12 not as a Christian martyr (cf. 6.3). In the text there are no indications of Christianity like specifically Christian names or offices such as deacon

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Cilliers Breytenbach and Christiane Zimmermann

the 4th century is essentially an extended annotation of exemplary inscriptions, trying to establish a chronology comparatively. But funerary inscriptions in particular are monuments referring to individuals and their families, people living at a specific location; therefore in the present book a

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Cilliers Breytenbach and Christiane Zimmermann

”. Within the ascetic group, the χήραι might also have included not only widows but also non-widowed women who had decided to lead a celibate life. That the ascetic community in Dineksaray also had substantial funds at its disposal is suggested by the statement that Nestor’s sister Mammeis served as