Perfectissimus
(259 words)

[German version]

(or vir perfectissimus, Greek διασημότατος/diasēmótatos). From no later than the time of Marcus [2] Aurelius (AD 161-180) onward honorary predicate and title of rank for equites above the rank of egregius ( vir egregius ), but under eminentissimus . Initially it was conferred on a person without relation to any particular office. Before Diocletianus (284-305) the title is recorded for e.g. praefectus [3] vigilum, praefectus [12] annonae and praefectus Aegypti , procuratores a rationibus ( procurator ) and praesides ( praeses ). In the beginning it was reserved…

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Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), “Perfectissimus”, 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 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e913420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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