By Kit Morrell
Attempts to enhance provincial governance over the interval 70-50 BC are tested intensive, with a specific concentrate on the contributions of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey) and the more youthful Marcus Porcius Cato. those efforts ranged well past the sanctions of the extortion legislations, encompassing express trials and version governors, and drawing on rules of ethical philosophy. In 52-50 BC they culminated in a coordinated reform programme which mixed far-sighted administrative swap with a concerted
attempt to remodel the ethos of provincial governance: the union of what Cicero referred to as 'Cato's coverage' of moral governance with Pompey's lex de provinciis, a legislation which remodeled the very nature of provincial command.
Though extra everyday as political rivals, Pompey and Cato have been united of their curiosity in stable governance and have been able to operating along one another to impact confident switch. This e-book demonstrates that it used to be their eventual collaboration, within the overdue 50s BC, that produced the republic's most vital programme of provincial reform. within the method, it deals a brand new standpoint on those key figures in addition to an enriched knowing of provincial governance within the overdue Roman
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