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Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Aedile - An office of the Roman Republic. A magistrate based in Rome that was responsible for public festivals and building maintenance. Half the Aediles were plebians and half were patricians(Curule). The Concilium Plebis elected plebian aediles while the Comitia Tributa annually picked curule aediles. In the Cursus Honorum, Aediles came between Quaestor and Praetor, and was usually held by young men, hoping to rise up to a high political office. In 44 BCE, Julius Caesar added two patrician aediles called Cereales, who were responsible for the corn supply. Under Augustus the rank lost most of its importance, it's juridical functions being transferred to the office of Praetor, and it's city responsibilities restricted by the appointment of a Prefect. The office disappeared entirely in the 3rd Century CE.
Famous aediles include:
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major (235 BCE-183 BCE), the general that defeated Hannibal in the Second Punic War. (Curule Aedile)
Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BCE-44 BCE), a Roman General and politician who was "dictator for life" in Rome, up until his death. (Curule Aedile)
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63 BCE-12 BCE), Octavian's, later Augustus, close friend and general, winning the Battle of Actium, the end of the Civil War.
Marcus Claudius Marcellus (42 BCE-23 BCE), the nephew of Augustus and one of his closest relatives. (Curule Aedile)
Vespasian (9 CE-79 CE), a Roman Emperor.
Gordian I (c.159 CE-238 CE), a Roman Emperor.

See here for a list of aediles.

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QEdit

  • Quaestor -

TEdit

  • Tribunes -

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