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09 Sep: Classics Research Seminar, Legitimate Command in Civil War between Caeser & Pompeius

When and Where: From 3.10pm on Friday in Napier LG 9. All are welcome.

Dr David Rafferty (Classics)

Abstract: The civil war between Caesar and Pompeius was fought all around the Mediterranean, with a bewildering variety of subordinate commanders often operating on their own. Given this was largely a dispute over legitimacy, by what right did these subordinate commanders claim their authority? And what was the source of legitimate imperium in any case, in a Republic which had seen enormous experimentation with its granting in recent decades?

After each seminar, tea will be available in the Napier Level 8 staff room.

2016 Classics Research Seminars

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