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Title Collegia centonariorum : the guilds of textile dealers in the Roman West / by Jinyu Liu.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 426 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Columbia studies in the classical tradition, 0166-1302 ; v. 34
Columbia studies in the classical tradition ; v. 34.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Textile workers -- Labor unions -- Rome -- History.
Textile industry -- Rome -- History.
Rome (Empire)
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic book.
History.
Electronic books.
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Charts and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Notes on the Presentation of Inscriptions -- Introduction -- Current Scholarship on Collegia -- Comparative Perspectives and Theoretical Models -- The Ancient Sources and Their Limitations -- Chapter I. Mapping the Collegia Centonariorum -- The Geographical Distribution of the Collegia Centonariorum -- The Chronological Distribution of the Collegia Centonariorum -- Tria Collegia? -- Conclusion -- Chapter II. Centonarii and the Roman Textile Economy -- Centonarius: An Occupational Title -- Cento and Centonarius -- Centonarii, Sagarii, Vestiarii -- The Collegia Centonariorum and the Textile Economy in the West -- Conclusion -- Chapter III. Collegia, Law, and Utilitas Publica -- Governmental Control versus Promotion -- The Ius Coeundi and Its Benefits13; -- Necessaria Opera Publicis Utilitatibus -- The Utilitas Publica of the Collegia Centonariorum: A Hypothesis -- Conclusion -- Chapter IV. Collegia Centonariorum and Fire-Fighting? -- Fire-Fighting in the Roman Cities: An Overview -- Collegia Centonariorum in Italy and Gaul -- Collegia Centonariorum in the Frontier Provinces -- Conclusion -- Chapter V. Membership Composition -- Social and Economic Status of the Members of the Collegia Centonariorum -- The Visibility of Non-citizen Collegiati? -- Social Status and Social Relationships: Case Studies -- 'Outsiders' and Multiple Affiliations13; -- Conclusion -- Chapter VI. Patrons and Benefactors -- Patronage and Euergetism: Conceptual Framework and Definition13; -- Patrons and Benefactors: Status and Functions -- Multiplicity and Competition -- Conclusion -- Chapter VII. Feasts, Religion and Burials -- Convivial Activities -- Religious Activities -- Funerary Activities -- Conclusion -- Chapter VIII. The Fourth Century: Continuity and Change -- The Centonarii in the Theodosian Code -- Collegiati and Potentes in Late Antiquity -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix A: Catalogue of Inscriptions about the Collegia Centonariorum -- Appendix B: Geographical Distribution of the Most Widely Attested Types of Collegia -- Appendix C: Uncertain Inscriptions about the Collegia Centonariorum -- Appendix D: Ancient References to Cento/Centunculum -- Appendix E: Catalogue of Members of the Collegia Centonariorum -- Appendix F: Catalogue of Multiple Patronage (First-Third Centuries) -- Index Locorum -- General Index.
Summary Based on a thorough examination of the epigraphic, legal, and literary sources on the collegia centonariorum, this volume offers a new understanding of their origins, functions, organizations, and social and legal status in the Roman Empire from the first century BC to fourth century AD.
Other Title Print version: Liu, Jinyu, 1972- Collegia centonariorum. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004177741