Foreign Clientelae, 264-70 B.C. by E. Badian

By E. Badian

The connection of customer and purchaser used to be a more often than not Roman establishment: a courting among the weaker and the superior in accordance with ethical legal responsibility and sanctioned by means of customized and strength. This publication makes an attempt to teach the way it grew to become the development of Rome's family with overseas states, the way it constructed into the executive device of Roman domination, and the way this courting shaped a serious a part of the cloth that held the Empire jointly.

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53, 61, and 94. 24 • Chapter One mind that became unmanageable in his old age. Though in his youth he was able to maintain independence and a measure of consistency, in his late years some duplicity took hold of him. Constantly preoccupied with making friends, having a following, and having his work appreciated, he was ambivalent or plainly hostile to some people, but showed two different faces in the letters he sent them and in venomous orations delivered to an exclusive group of close supporters.

61 See Behr 1968; Swain 1996, 260–74. 62 On Libanius competing with Aristides in this oration, see Molloy 1996, 86–89. , Ep. 965, from the year 390. 64 Ep. 1534 (N143). Theodorus 11/iii. It was not unusual to send a letter with one’s own portrait; see Aeneas of Gaza Ep. 12, and Procopius of Gaza Epp. 53, 61, and 94. 24 • Chapter One mind that became unmanageable in his old age. Though in his youth he was able to maintain independence and a measure of consistency, in his late years some duplicity took hold of him.

On Magnus, see below, Chapter Two. 22 Epp. 5, and Or. 278. Libanius never mentioned this woman in writing when she was still alive. ), I take “Cyprus” as meaning the island of Cypris (Aphrodite), that is, an allusion to his irregular love relationship. I reject the interpretations of other scholars: Sievers (1868, 197 and n. 7) saw an allusion to the intrigues that deprived Cimon of an official position in Cyprus; Festugie`re (1959, 137 n. ” 24 Or. 28. On marriage serving only for the procreation of children, see also Or.

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