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This can be a selection of essays within the social and monetary historical past of Greece and Rome by means of a number one historian of classical antiquity. they're grouped in 3 overlapping sections, protecting the economic system and society of towns; peasants and the agricultural financial system; and nutrients offer and famine. The essays, all formerly released, are offered including bibliographical addenda by means of Walter Scheidel that summarize and verify scholarly response to the author's paintings. the variety of material and process is extensive and the therapy unique and provocative.
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3. 46 Dig. 14 pr. FIR A 2nd edn, 1, no. 21, pp. 182-3, ch. ). ; Garnsey (1971a) 323ft Dig. 14. For a discussion of this text and the institution of promising in general, see Garnsey (1971b). 239-240] DECLINE OF THE URBAN ARISTOCRACY 13 There is independent evidence from the same period that promised donations were not always forthcoming. 49 Now a promise was in essence something spontaneous and selfimposed. Trajan's constitution did not alter this. It did not require promises from any who were unprepared to make them, but stated simply that such as were made were to be regarded as legally binding.
Trajan decided that the men who had held minor magistracies at twenty-five could enter the order before they turned thirty and that the others could not. 57 There is no reason to believe, however, that his decision represented anything more than a temporary set-back for the aristocratic cause in the cities of Bithynia or in those of any other province. The next piece of evidence is CIL ix 338 from Canusium in Italy, and its date is AD 223. Canusium stood near Cannae in Apulia, on the River Aufidus, twelve miles from its mouth.
Wright (Loeb) says that Herodes Atticus 'colonized' Canusium and gave it a proper water-supply. As Dr Duncan-Jones has pointed out to me, the truth must be not that colonists (who might have included Greeks) were introduced, but that colonial status was gained for the town. CIL VIII 2403; 17824; Leschi (1948), 71. 1. The Ordo ofCanusium, (AD 223) (CIL 1x338) quinquennalicii T. Ligerius Postuminus* T. Annaeus Rufus L. Abuccius Proculus T. Aelius Rufus* T. Aelius Flavianus* M. Antonius Priscus L.