Cooperation and Conflict between Governor and poleis in the Verrines

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Abstract

Cicero obscures or disparages Verres' interactions with Sicilians during his governorship. However, a close reading reveals extensive, voluntary cooperation between individuals, communities, and Roman administrators in legal and economic affairs, and shows how such collaborative relationships could break down (to the governor's detriment) in the competitive atmosphere of the polis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-375
Number of pages21
JournalPhoenix
Volume69
Issue number3/4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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