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date: 08 August 2020

cursus honōrum 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Down to the 3rd cent. bc there were perhaps few rules concerning the cursus honorum (career path) other than a requisite period of military service before seeking the political offices open to one's order, and some restrictions on iteration. The senatorial establishment in the early 2nd cent. continued to support a loosely regulated ... ...

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