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Cooptatio
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(from co-optare: ‘to co-opt’) can mean the acceptance of a person into a gens, a client relationship, a society (collegium), or into a public corporation (corpus, corporatio, collegium), (Liv. 2,33,2; Suet. Tib. 1,1-2; Plin. Ep. 4,1,4; Cic. Verr. 2,2,120; Dig. Iust. 50,16,85 tres faciunt collegium; Lex col. Genetivae 67=FIRA 1, 177ff.; SC de collegiis, FIRA 1, 291: coire, convenire, collegiumve habere).

In the political arena, cooptatio refers to a type of supplementary election that was legitimate but frequently extraordinary. (1) Beginning in…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Cooptatio”, 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 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e304940>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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