('House-bread') was a special bread ration granted - within the general framework of the system of grain and bread distribution (annona civica) to the civilian populations of the two capitals, Rome and Constantinople - to individuals who had built a house at Constantinople. The privilege, established by Constantine (Constantinus ) and confirmed by Constantius  II, served to ensure the rapid growth of Constantinople. Legislation (Cod. Theod. 14,17,1 and 12) regulating whether the privilege could be passed on to heirs or purchasers is contradictory.
Panes aedium(97 words)
Cite this pageBleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg), “Panes aedium”, 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 25 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e905840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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