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Auguste et la naissance des services publics à Rome.

Abstract : Suetonius, in the Vita Augusti, 37, 1, enumerates several charges which were commited by Augustus to senators desirous of being involved in the administration of the Res publica; those are the public works, the roads, the aqueducts, the Tiber, the wheat distributions. It is proposed to see in the enumeration a chronological suite, that of the curae succesively demited to senatorial commissions. Three of the charges quoted by Suetonius are studied here: the public works, that Augustus should have received in 22 BC, the Tiber, for which the date of AD 5 is proposed, and the wheat distributions, received in 22 BC but quoted at last because of the modifications brought to the revictualling and to the frumentationes ca AD 8. These charges turned little by little into real administrations, those that Suetonius could see functionning. The pragmatism of Augustus, who took advantage of circumstances to obtain several responsibilities concerned with the daily life in the Vrbs, merits to be underlined.
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Anne Daguet-Gagey. Auguste et la naissance des services publics à Rome.. Stéphane Benoist; Anne Daguet-Gagey; Christine Hoët-van Cauwenberghe. Figures d’empire, fragments de mémoire : pouvoirs et identités dans le monde romain impérial (Ier s. av. n. è.-Ve s. de n. è.)., Presses universitaires du Septentrion, pp.341-360, 2011, Archaiologia. ⟨hal-03519547⟩



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