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By J.B. Bury

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Cha. VI. 34 GOVEENMENT OF PRINCEPS AND SENATE. CHAP. m. Besides the court of the consul, in which the senate acted as jury, He could pass judgment withthere was the court of the Emperor. out a jury, though he generally called in the aid of assessors, who body from the political Every case might come before his court as before that of the senate. But practically he only tried cases of political importance or in which persons of high ^position were involved. It lay in the nature of things that in these two new courts only special and important causes were tried.

Qualifications were the equestrian census, soundness of body, good character, but the qualification of free birth was not strictly insisted on under the Empire, and freedmen were often raised to be knights. A senator's son necessarily order. Tire- chief free birth, virtue of his birth, and thus for men born in knighthood was a regular stage before entry into There was a special official department (ad census became a knight by senatorial rank, the senate. equitum Romanorum) for investigating the qualifications of those who were admitted into either of " the two orders," (ordo uteraue) as the senate and the knights were called.

Was that those spheres of administration, which were more closely senators, the Emperor personally, were given to knights. legateships of legions, however, were reserved for senators; also the governorships of those provinces which had been connected with The as But new annexations, such as under the republic. Egypt, Noricum, and Raetia, were entrusted to knights, and likewise the commands of new institutions, such as the fleet and Financial offices, the collection of taxes, and the auxiliary troops.

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