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date: 21 April 2024

friendship (Lat. amicitia) 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Michael WilliamsMichael Williams

Friendship continued to define a wide range of male relationships in Late Antiquity, including *patronage relationships, enabling the participants to be represented as equals. Educated men maintained networks of friends and protégés in their own regions and often Empire-wide. The most extensive of these are highly visible in exchanges of ... ...

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