Praefectus praesidii under the Republic: Some case studies

Toni Ñaco Del Hoyo

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Abstract

Terms such as praefectus praesidii or φρύρα ρχοζ among others, have been used in order to describe the duties of the Republican officer in charge of a garrison settled in a town, independently of his personal status. A close link between garrisoning and the logistics of the Roman army and, up to a certain point, foreign politics has been equally established. In fact, those garrison chiefs may have played an active political role on behalf of Roman Imperialism, whilst facing the non-Roman towns they were in charge of.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-195
JournalRevue des Etudes Anciennes
Volume111
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

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