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Notitia dignitatum
(811 words)

[German version]

State manual or reference book for the internal use of Roman authorities in Late Antiquity. As shown by its full title Notitia dignitatum tam civilium quam militarium in partibus orientis/occidentis (‘Manual of civil and military appointments in the Eastern and Western parts), this two-part work provides an index of positions to be filled by the Emperor in the army and the administration of the imperium orientale (= or.) and occidentale (= occ.).

The high civilian and military offices, beginning with the Praetorian and city prefects ( praefectus praetorio ; praefectus…

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Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin), “Notitia dignitatum”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e825290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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