By J.B. Bury
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They received allowances, and had special quarters in the camp. They had also precedence over provincial governors. The distinction of having been a comes of Caesar is often mentioned on inscriptions among It official honours. was not lawful under the free commonwealth to set up in any The image of the Princeps public place the image of a living man. might be set up anywhere ; and there were two cases in which it was obligatory that it should appear, namely in military shrines, along with the eagle and the standards, and on coins.
Though not was uncommon ; adlection either into the tribunician or into the Adlection into the highest rank praetorian class was the rule. of all, the consulares, was practised by Csesar the Dictator, but Csfisar the first Princeps or any of his successors up to the When it became usual, as it did before the death third century. of Augustus, to elect half-yearly instead of annual consuls, the influence which the Emperor could exert at the elections gave him much of the power which Cassar the Dictator exerted by adlectio not by inter consulares.
We shall see that the Emperors could not resist the temptation of depreciating the value of silver and thus assuming the same privilege. One of the most important functions of the senate under the Emperors was that it served as an organ of publication, and kept The Emperor the public in communication with the government. could communicate to the senate important events at home or abroad, and though these communications were not formally public, f * For taxes see and sources of state income Note A.
A History of the Roman Empire from its Foundation to the Death of Marcus Aurelius by J.B. Bury