Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-314) and indexes.
Becoming a client -- Patronage by conquest -- The inheritance of patronage -- What city patrons did -- The appearance of patrons in the Greek east -- Patronage of cities in the Late Republic: incidence and effectiveness -- The decline of patronage -- Conclusions and implications -- Appendices: Patrons of cities of the Greek east ; List of individual patrons and cross-references ; Patrons of eastern Coloniae ; Patrons of Greek cities in the High Empire ; The city clients of Caesar, Augustus, and the imperial family ; Senatorial patrons of cties in the latin-speaking provinces.
Claude Eilers examines the literary and epigraphic evidence for the practice which enabled Romans to become patrons of Greek cities during the period of the late Republic and early Principate.
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