Corruption and Elites in Late Antiquity: The Case of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

Authors

  • Matej Petrič University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/keria.20.2.63-87

Keywords:

Corruption, Elites, Late Antiquity, Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

Abstract

The paper presents the many corrupt or suspect practices encountered by Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, a prominent senator of the late 4th century, in his capacity as city prefect (384/5). These practices afford some insight into the functioning of Late Antique interest-based networks, which enabled individuals or groups to influence and hamper the work of the imperial administration.

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Published

28.01.2019

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