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date: 17 April 2024


The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Alexander SkinnerAlexander Skinner

The emperor’s principal title was *Augustus (plur. Augusti) with the term *Caesar being used from time to time to designate a junior emperor. There were many cases of co-rule, including rule by two or more Augusti, as well as the periodic designation of Caesars. The effectiveness of these arrangements varied greatly, case by case. Early practice had indicated that imperial office and titles were conferred by a decree of the ... ...

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