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The role and character of the praetorian guard and the praetorian prefecture until the accession of Vespasian

Kerr, John Latimer (1991) The role and character of the praetorian guard and the praetorian prefecture until the accession of Vespasian. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role of the Praetorian Guard in the hundred years between the battle of Actium and the accession of Vespasian. This necessitates not only a consideration of those political activities which the Praetorians undertook at the behest of their emperors but also an examination into the motivations of the guardsmen themselves. Moreover, any study of the Praetorian Guard would be less than complete without an account of the development of the Praetorian prefecture. (Now unrestricted)

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Supervisor's Name: Green, Dr. M. and Keppie, Dr. L.
Date of Award: 1991
Depositing User: Geraldine Coyle
Unique ID: glathesis:1991-875
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/875

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