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Roman Citizenship and its Value in the Roman Empire until and after the Constitutio Antoniniana

Kostas Buraselis, University of Athens

April 18, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Program in the Ancient World
Stone carved monument of Philopappos

Civitas Romana (Roman citizenship) was a key instrument of Roman imperial policy of expansion in the Mediterranean area and beyond it. From Augustus to the age of the Severans (roughly 1st-beginning 3rd cent. AD) it has been acquired by many provincial non-Romans (peregrini), who have been thus gradually integrated into the mechanism of Roman rule until the final act of the universal grant of Roman citizenship by Caracalla in 212 AD. The conditions and the precise content of this long development and that concluding step will be addressed as historical problems, against the relevant bibliography, in this lecture.

Kostas Buraselis will give the 2023 PAW Magie Lecture, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, Former Vice-Rector and Advisor of the Rectorate on Academic Affairs and International Relations at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He has served as head of the Committee of International Relations/ NKUA; head of the  Department of History and Archaeology of NKUA; Vice-Rector of NKUΑ on Academic Affairs and International Relations; and currendly Advisor of the Rectorate on Academic Affairs and International Relations (September 2018-), Vice-President of the Committee for Evaluation and Certification at the National Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (2020-) and  corresponding member of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut and member of various scholarly societies.

He was appointed visiting lecturer on various occasions at universities and scholarly institutions in Europe, America and China.

Member of the editorial/advisory board of the periodicals Archaiognosia, Classica et Mediaevalia, Mediterraneo Antico, Pharos, Tekmeria, and of the scholarly series HABES (Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien).

Μain interests/areas of scholarly activity: political and institutional history of the Hellenistic world and the Roman imperial period in the Greek East, ancient ruler cult, modern historiography on the ancient world.

Author of four scholarly books (in Greek, German and English) and editor/co-editor of thirteen national/international collective volumes and a longer encyclopedia chapter (in ThesCRA II) on subjects of his field (Ancient History).



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