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  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Cursus honorum
The cursus honorum (Latin: "succession of magistracies") was the sequential order of public offices held by aspiring politicians in both the Roman Republic and the early Empire.
The cursus honorum officially began with ten years of military duty in the Roman cavalry (the equites) or in the staff of a general who was a relative or a friend of the family.
Though not part of the Cursus Honorum, upon completing a term as either Praetor or Consul, an officer was required to serve a term as Propraetor and Proconsul, respectively, in one of Rome's many provinces.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Cursus honorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cursus honorum or "path of offices" was the sequential order of public offices[?] held by aspiring politicians in the later Roman Republic.
Neither the office of Aedile nor that of Tribune formed part of the legal cursus honorum, but most office-holders had served as an Aedile in their late 20s.
Similarly, former consuls became eligible for positions outside the cursus honorum, notably posts in provincial government which offered opportunities for replenishing one's coffers.
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 Laquza - Searched for *cursus*   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cursus Honorum was the hierarchy of Roman offices up to consul.
The series of public offices Roman men, both patrician and plebeian, were expected to aspire to in sequence at specific ages was known as the cursus honorum.
On the cursus honorum it was not necessary to hold the office of aedile.
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 Cursus Honorum
Il cursus honorum era appunto la successione delle magistrature e delle cariche politiche per i cittadini che intraprendevano la vita pubblica e la regolamentazione al loro accesso.
In epigrafia, le cariche del cursus compaiono sulle iscrizioni seguendo regole fisse, dalla prima in ordine cronologico alle più importanti o viceversa (cursus ascendente o cursus.discendente).
Il "cursus honorum" senatorio in età imperiale ricalcava quello repubblicano.
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The mechanisms to this end were contained in the Cursus Honorum, a document that outlined the ladder of offices.
Marius’ contempt for the Cursus Honorum is illustrated by his standing in the consular elections while not in Rome, a post that he gained and held for six years.
This action was in direct contradiction to the rule of one-year consulships in the Cursus Honorum and allowed Marius to establish a power base that he used for his own political designs.
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Thus the cursus honorum changed from a ladder of power (with important social The cursus honorum was, of course, reserved for men; during the entire
De cursus honorum (loopbaan van ereambten) was de voorgeschreven loopbaan voor Romeinse tribunus plebis is geen echt onderdeel van de cursus honorum
The cursus honorum comprised a mixture of military and political The cursus honorum officially began with ten years of military duty in the Roman
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 Talk:Cursus Honorum (Nova Roma) - NovaRoma
I wonder if we should actually list the office of pontifex in the cursus of those who have actually held the post (Example).
For as political as it is, it wasn't part of the cursus proper, and wasn't (at least in the earlier days) an elected position.
Particularly in our situation, it isn't part of the cursus, though I would say that the Vigintisexviri may perhaps be eligible for inclusion here.
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 Wikinfo | Cursus honorum
The cursus honorum was the sequential order of public offices held by aspiring politicians in both the Roman Republic and the early Empire.
Censors were responsible for the moral status of the city, initiating large public works and, in the early republic, selecting the members of the Senate.
Although not part of the cursus honorum, the office of tribune was an important step in the political career of plebeians.
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 Magistrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cursus Honorum-A series of political offices which had to be held in sequence for one to become Consul.
Usually open only to Patricians (wealthiest class of floman citizens) since Plebelans (1owest class of Roman citizens) were generally excluded from the Cursus Honorum.
While this was not a required office in the Cursus Honorum, it was one which allowed a young politician to become popular with the people by spending his own money to make urban improvements.
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 Etrusia - Roman History - Cursus Honorum
The Cursus Honorum was the traditional path of magistracies a potential politician had to follow in order to get to the top of the political ladder.
This latter stipulation was one that Pompeius Magnus managed to have overlooked when he held a consulate in 55, and a sole consulate in 52.
Also outside the cursus honorum were the priesthoods of the Republic, which came in several forms: The collegia of Pontifices, under the leadership of the pontifex maximus.
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 Cursus honorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
left The cursus honorum officially began with ten years of military duty in the Roman cavalry (the equites) or in the staff of a general who was a relative or a friend of the family.
To have held each office at the youngest possible age (''in suo anno,'' "in his year") was considered a great political success, since to miss out on a praetorship at 39 meant that one could not become consul at 42.
Other important Roman offices outside the cursus honorum were: :governor, :''pontifex maximus (high priest), :''princeps senatus (leader of the senate), :''tribune''
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 KET DL | Latin 1 | Mores | Roman Law & Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Cursus Honorum was a sequence of government offices held by male citizens, usually of the patrician class, who undertook the responsibility -- which they were expected to do -- of government service.
One began the cursus at age 18 to 20 with a prerequisite of minimum property holdings of over one million sesterces, which was required to qualify for eventual membership in the senate.
The variety of offices gave the man diverse experience and increasing responsibility in military and civilian affairs, in Rome and in Rome's provinces.
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 The Tyrants' Foe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cursus Honorum is a Latin term whose literal meaning is, “path of honor”, but its true meaning in ancient
The cursus honorum is a path from which it is possible to deviate, not an escalator ride ending automatically only at the top, the Captaincy.
I have never known a former captain to retrace the steps in the Texas Rifles cursus honorum and become captain again, but as the Romans understood, few things are impossible for a determined individual.
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 Detail Page
Before starting on a political career, young men were expected to have spent at least ten years in a military post (military tribune or legate) or sometimes in a legal career in the courts.
Magistracies were then sought, usually in a particular order—the cursus honorum (course of honors).
In the cursus honorum, the first political office was that of quaestor, then aedile (not obligatory), praetor, consul and finally censor.
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 The Latin Site - Authors
In 70 BC, he was elected Quaestor, the lowest step of the cursus honorum, of Sicily and gained the Silicians' favor.
In 69 BC, he was elected Aedile and in 66 BC, Praetor, the second step of the cursus honorum.
In 63 BC, he completed the cursus honorum by being elected consul, and informed the senate of Cataline's conspiracy to take over the Roman state by force.
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 Roman Government
Red text designates “curule magistrates,” who had the right to sit on a special ivory folding stool (sella curulis) as a symbol of their office; they also had the right to wear the purple-bordered toga (toga praetexta).
Thus the cursus honorum changed from a ladder of power (with important social status attached) to a ladder of primarily social rank and status.
The cursus honorum was, of course, reserved for men; during the entire period of Roman history, women were prohibited from holding political office, though in the Empire their roles as mothers, wives, and daughters of emperors gave a few women very high social status and even a kind of indirect rank.
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 Amazon.com: The Cursus Honorum: A Study of the Origins and Evolution of Sequential Ordination (Patristic Studies (Peter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Amazon.com: The Cursus Honorum: A Study of the Origins and Evolution of Sequential Ordination (Patristic Studies (Peter Lang Publishing), Vol.
The term cursus honorum describes sequential ordination through the grades of the Church's ministry.
While the cursus honorum has long been an assumed part of ordination practice, there are contemporary calls for its reassessment.
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 Election To The Offices Of The Magistrates, The Entry To The Senate
Potestas was the general term for the power of a magistrate to enforce the law by the authority of his office and was restricted to the carrying out of certain defined actions (Bradley 2000).
There was a lot of action here as these were the offices at the bottom of the cursus honorum.
He entered on the cursus honorum serving as Quaestor in 69, and Aedile in 65.
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 Why Not Obama? - washingtonpost.com
Ancient Rome had a term for a certain political process: cursus honorum, the honors race.
In some respects -- in the Roman way of cursus honorum -- an Obama candidacy would be a joke.
But if he could sharpen the focus of the other candidates about Iraq, if he could somehow disengage the United States from Iraq -- if he could, in other words, stop wasting American (and other) lives -- then his candidacy would hardly be an insult to the system, as some insist, but a gift.
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 AncientRome.StudyPast.com: Cursus Honorum Archives
The position of praetor was part of the cursus honorum, second only to the position of consul.
The office of aedile came between quaestor and praetor in the cursus honorum.
It was not necessary to become aedile in order to advance to the next step, yet Julius Caesar thought it advisable to run for the office.
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 Cursus honorum
Cursus honorum: the 'sequence of offices' in the career of a Roman politician.
This typical career was called the cursus honorum, the 'sequence of offices'.
When one was elected consul, he had already shown what kind of man he was in several branches of government activity (the army, accounting, care for the temples and Games, justice); in other words, the Roman magistrates were not specialists but generalists.
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 Cursus Honorum - Monografias.com
Ya avanzada la República, las Magistraturas romanas constituyen una secuencia que se denominaba Cursus Honorum, es decir cada uno de ellas conforman los escalones de una carrera honorífica.
forma especialmente rigurosa del cursus honorum, o "carrera de los honores", reglamentada con
El antiguo cursus honorum republicano no sólo sobrevive en la carrera senatorial.
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 Reconstructing Honor in Roman Philippi - Cambridge University Press
In marked contrast to the values of the dominant culture, Paul portrays Jesus descending what the author describes as a cursus pudorum ('course of ignominies').
The passage has thus been intentionally framed to subvert Roman cursus ideology and, by extension, to redefine the manner in which honor and power were to be utilized among the Christians at Philippi.
Preoccupation with Honor and the Cursus Honorum; 3.
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 Cursus honorum - Wikipedia w mikama 08   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Idea cursus honorum polega na tym, aby zdobywać doświadczenie na mniej ważnych stanowiskach, zanim obejmie się ważniejsze.
W starożytnym Rzymie, gdzie termin ten powstał, cursus honorum obejmował drogę awansu politycznego mężczyzn z rodzin senatorskich.
W praktyce, oczywiście, tylko najwybitniejszym jednostkom udawało się odbyć całość cursus, zwykle już zostanie konsulem uznawane było za olbrzymi sukces i niebywałą nobilitację.
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 Cursus honorum - Seite 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Der Cursus honorum begann mit der Quästur (Quästor - quaestor, oris), gefolgt von Ädilität (kurulischer Ädil - aedilis, is), dem Volkstribunat für Plebejer (Volkstribun - tribunus plebis) oder dem Prätorenamt (Prätor - praetor, oris).
Deshalb stand der Cursus honorum, da er Vermögen voraussetzte - allein die Wahl verschlang eine Menge an Geld - in der Praxis fast nur nur den Angehörigen der adligen senatorischen Familien (Nobilität) offen.
In der Kaiserzeit, als die Ämter nur noch nach dem Willen des Kaisers vergeben wurden, veränderte sich der Cursus honorum.
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 Amazon.com: "civic cursus": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is a hint of political satire in Beaumont's pastiche of the civic cursus honorum, but on the whole The Knight of the Burning Pestle is a good-natured piece, much less hostile to the...
40 In contrast, successful merchants were seen by others as buyers of prestige or interlopers in the civic cursus honorum which, at its higher levels, was an urban oligarchy.41 Both trajectories were often perceived to rest on self- interested...
certainly one of local importance and immediate authority in the parish, it was not a very high rung on the civic cursus honorum.
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 Cursus Honorum
De magistratibus et cursu honorum / Ämter und Ämterlaufbahn ^
Allerdings sank der Einfluß des Volkstribunats nach der erfolgreichen Beendigung der Ständekämpfe und der Annäherung von Plebejern und Patriziern rasch und diente später nur als Sprungbrett für den Einstieg in den cursus honorum.
Die Quästur ist Grundbedingung für den Eintritt in den Senat und alle weiteren politischen Ämter des cursus honorum, in dem bei Patriziern meist die kurulische Ädilitität, bei Plebejern Volkstribunat oder Ädilitität folgte.
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