Suffragium

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Suffragium (plural suffragia) was the practice of buying and selling provincial governorships in the later Roman Empire and the early Byzantine Empire. Suffragium was prohibited by Justinian I in 535 AD.

Literature[edit]

  • Arnold Hugh Martin Jones (1964). The Later Roman Empire, 284-602: A Social Economic and Administrative Survey. Taylor & Francis. pp. 391-396. ISBN 9780801833540.