Title

Collaborators Amongst the Opposition?: Deconstructing the Imperial Cursus Honorum

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Arethusa

ISSN

0004-0975

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Page

47

58

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The article examines the careers of dissidents and collaborators as indication of career patterns that turn out to be similar to each other and to the careers of Tacitus and Pliny the Younger. It indicates that the evidence presents by the career challenges the assumption that a Roman's cursus represents an individual's political leanings which is a fallacy. Topics discussed include the career and condemnation of Thrasea Paetus who rose up to the cursus under Nero's predecessor Claudius.

Publication Information

"Collaborators Amongst the Opposition?: Deconstructing the Imperial Cursus Honorum." Arethusa no. 1 (2015): 47