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Thanks for this Asclepiades - it appears that we have both examined the same (and I suspect the only) sources. I'd be interested in your opinion though - to what extent do you feel Mummius was acting on his own initiative, and to what extent was he carrying out his orders from the senate?

 

(For what it's worth, I feel that a decision of this magnitude would have been decided at an even higher level than a consul with imperium - for something like this he would have needed a consilium, and no less of a consilium than the senate would do. That is, though the decision technically rested with Mummius, the senate gave him 'advice' he could not ignore.)

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Thanks for this Asclepiades - it appears that we have both examined the same (and I suspect the only) sources. I'd be interested in your opinion though - to what extent do you feel Mummius was acting on his own initiative, and to what extent was he carrying out his orders from the senate?

 

(For what it's worth, I feel that a decision of this magnitude would have been decided at an even higher level than a consul with imperium - for something like this he would have needed a consilium, and no less of a consilium than the senate would do. That is, though the decision technically rested with Mummius, the senate gave him 'advice' he could not ignore.)

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