Encyclopedia > Aedile

  Article Content

Aedile

Aedile was an office of the Roman Republic. Based in Rome the Aediles were responsible for maintenance of public buildings and regulation of public festivals. They also had powers to enforce public order.

The office was generally held by young men intending to follow the cursus honorum to high political office. However it was not a legal part of the cursus, merely an advantageous starting point which demonstrated the aspiring politician's commitment to public service.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
DB

... see Bel DB is a French automobile maker; see DB (car) DB is the abbreviation for Deutsche Bahn, the major German railway company DB is the abbreviation of Dominion ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 29.9 ms