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Conventus
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(Pl. -us; literally ‘get-together’; Greek διοίκησις/dioíkēsis, αγορά/agorá, σύνοδος/sýnodos). In the Roman provinces conventus civium Romanorum describes both court districts with their respective main seats as well as the court assemblies that were held there on fixed days with the governor presiding ([1. 470; 12. 22227]; regarding conventus in general cf. Str. 13,628; regarding the conventus order in the Augustan period, Plin. HN 5,105-126; on the procedure of a conventus in Apameia [2] Dion. Chrys. 35,15; IGR 4,1287, cf. [2. 101]; on archivin…

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Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Conventus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12220860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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