Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kit Morrell

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198755142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 October 2017

Pompey and the reforms of 70

Pompey and the reforms of 70

Chapter:
(p.22) 1 Pompey and the reforms of 70
Source:
Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire
Author(s):

Kit Morrell

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0002

This chapter explores the programme Pompey implemented as consul in 70 to address the related problems of exploitation in the provinces and corruption in the courts. It is suggested that Pompey did not intend to change the composition of juries. Instead, his solution consisted of the election of censors to remove the senate’s most corrupt members; a call for stricter trials, starting with the ‘show trial’ of Gaius Verres; and the promotion of better standards of provincial governance. The key evidence comes from Cicero’s Verrines: Pompey backed the prosecution of Verres both for the sake of his Sicilian clients and as part of his broader programme for the provinces, and Cicero’s speeches reflect Pompey’s policy. Pompey’s refusal of his consular province and legislation subsequently put in place by the tribunes of 67 can also be understood in connection with Pompey’s programme of provincial reform.

Keywords:   Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey), Marcus Tullius Cicero, Gaius Verres, Cicero Verrines, Roman provinces, Corruption, Juries, Censors, Criminal trials

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .