- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Chapter 1 Introduction
- Chapter 2 The Formative Years
- Chapter 3 ‘Together under the Name of Romans’
- Chapter 4 A New Provincialism
- Chapter 5 Shifting Fortunes
- Chapter 6 The Captive Body
- Chapter 7 Geopolitics
- Chapter 8 Recruitment and the Limits of Localism
- Chapter 9 Ethnic Exceptionalism?
- Chapter 10 Military Service and the Urban Experience
- Chapter 11 Incorporation through Routine
- Chapter 12 Sacred Space and Sacred Time in the <i>Auxilia</i>
- Chapter 13 Centralizing Cult
- Chapter 14 Distinct Cult Communities within the <i>Auxilia</i>
- Chapter 15 Armoury of the <i>Bricoleur</i>?
- Chapter 16 Status, Competition, and Military Adornment
- Chapter 17 Between Roman and Barbarian
- Chapter 18 Disarming Ethnicity?
- Chapter 19 The Spoken Word
- Chapter 20 The Written Word
- Chapter 21 <i>Veterani</i> and Other Veterans
- Chapter 22 Conclusion
The Auxilia under the Severans
- (p.85) Chapter 5 Shifting Fortunes
- Blood of the Provinces
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If the Antonine Period was marked especially by external pressures, the reign of the Severan dynasty was moulded by the experience of civil war. The era witnessed dramatic shifts in fortunes: the rise and fall of cities, a rapid rise in the influence of the east, and a noteworthy enrichment of the soldiery. Tensions between the declining power of the Senate and the growing influence of the army became acute. A particularly important shift under the Severans came with the extension of citizenship to all the Empire’s free-born subjects. This chapter reviews the implications of these changes in relationship to the later development of the auxilia and culminates with a discussion of the military situation under Maximinus Thrax, an emperor believed to have started his career in a provincial ala.
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