The moralizing message of the Senatus Consultum de cn. Pisone Patre
Cooley, Alison. (1998) The moralizing message of the Senatus Consultum de cn. Pisone Patre. Greece and Rome, Vol.45 (No.2). pp. 199-212. ISSN 0017-3835Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0017383500033702
The recently published senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre provides the opportunity not only to explore afresh an episode in Tiberius' reign recounted by Tacitus, but also to reassess several aspects of political life during the early Principate. This decree outlines the Senate's judgement of the conduct of Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso who had been accused of maiestas for seditious activities in the East, but had committed suicide before the conclusion of his trial. The document adds a considerable number of details to those recorded by Tacitus. Quite apart from its main theme, the text has shed light on such thorny problems as the definition of imperium maius, and the relationship between the fiscus and aerarium The aim of this article, however, is not to investigate such matters, but to consider the rhetorical language with which the Senate treats the whole affair.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DG Italy
K Law > KJ-KKZ European law
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Classics and Ancient History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Piso, Gnaeus Calpurnius, d. 20 -- Trials, litigation, etc., Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D., Rome. Senate|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Greece and Rome|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 199-212|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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