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date: 15 July 2020

cursus honorum 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
T. Corey BrennanT. Corey Brennan

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 (cf. Livy 27. 6. 7). The senatorial establishment in the early 2nd cent. continued to support a loosely regulated ... ...

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