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Roman citizenship a study of its territorial and numerical expansion from the earliest time to the death of Augustus by Charlotte Elizabeth Goodfellow

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Published by Lancaster Press, inc.] in [Lancaster, Pa .
Written in English



  • Rome.


  • Citizenship -- Rome.

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Statement[by] Charlotte E. Goodfellow ...
LC ClassificationsJC75.C5 G6 1935
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6335861M
LC Control Number36008989

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In Lew Wallace’s novel, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, Quintus Arrius, the Roman admiral, would have had to first arrange for manumission (freeing) of Judah ben Hur by a Roman citizen (himself or another), which would give Judah his citizenship. Then Quintus could adopt and give Judah his own name. None of the Pauline letters mention that Paul is a Roman citizen, but the book of Acts claims twice that he is (Acts , Acts ). In the latter passage, Paul states that he was born a Roman citizen. His citizenship status is the reason he can successfully appeal to the emperor (Acts 25). Many scholars would contend that the book of Acts (authored by Luke) is not a reliable historical source, . The book of Acts records that the apostle Paul was apparently proud of his status as a Roman citizen (Acts ). This, however, begs the question as to how a person obtained such a status. It also leads to yet another question regarding what were the rights and privileges of citizenship that came with such a prized designation?   The notion of Roman citizenship can best be represented in the logo - seen on documents, monuments and even the standards of the Roman legion - SPQR or Senatus Populus Que Romanus, the Senate and Roman People. The historian Tom Holland, in his book Rubicon, wrote that the right to vote was a sign of a person’s success. To be a Roman citizen an individual was educated Author: Donald L. Wasson.

CE. The first focus is unanimously perceived as a turning point in Roman citizenship policy and, as such, offers insights into both Roman and regional attitudes towards Roman citizenship extension; while the second one provides ample documentary record, roughly contemporary with the . Grants of citizenship for soldiers, provincials, freed slaves Starting from 52 AD, non-citizen (peregrini) auxiliaries in the Roman army were granted Roman citizenship after 25 years of received a diploma civitatis which consisted of two bronze plates joined together. The outer side of the first plate certified that the holder had served in the Roman military and had received the.   Acts 22 – Paul and Citizenship The most obvious connection to Rome for Paul was his Roman citizenship. While it is a major issue in Acts, there is no reference to it in his letters. This is not unusual since he often did not insist on his rights as a Roman citizen in Acts, there is no real reason to bring it up in a letter to a church. Paul the Roman Citizen: Roman Citizenship in the Ancient World and its Importance for Understanding Acts