edicts of Cyrēnē

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Five edicts of Augustus preserved in a Greek inscription from Cyrene. The first four belong to 7–6 bc and apply to the public (i.e. senetorial) province of Crete and Cyrene alone; the fifth, which introduces a senatus consultum, dates from 4 bc and applies to the whole empire. The documents prove that Augustus received an imperium maius (see imperium) over the public provinces and demonstrate his ably balanced treatment of provincials.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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