PC peregrinorum or princeps peregrinorum was the designation of the highest-ranking centurio in the frumentarii stationed at Rome in the castra peregrina. Until the late 2nd cent. AD, the PC had no further opportunity for promotion, but from the 3rd cent. on, he could attain the highest offices of state (governor, praefectus praetorio ) (Cass. Dio 78,14; CIL VIII 2529; ILS 1372).
A. von Domaszewski, Die Rangordnung des römischen Heeres, 21967.
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Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main),
“Princeps castrorum”, 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 17 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1008570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510