Title

Finding Libo: Numismatic, Epigraphic and Topographic Evidence for the Cursus Honorum of L. Scribonius L. f. Libo, cos. 34 B.C.E.No Title

Abstract

This essay uses numismatic, epigraphic, and topographic evidence to reconstruct the cursus honorum of L. Scribonius Libo, an important but enigmatic adherent of Pompeius Magnus and advisor to Sextus Pompeius. It aims to contextualize and elucidate aspects of his early career in the historical milieu of the 60s – 50s B.C.E., including his moneyership and the ideology of his coins as they relate to the financial crisis of 63-62; the year(s) and location of his quaestorship; a possible tribunate and aedileship; and the year and provincia of his praetorship.

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | Classical Archaeology and Art History | Classical Literature and Philology | Cultural History | European History | History | Legal History | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Classics | Other History | Political History | Social History