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Ties of resistance and cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates

Wouter Vanacker UGent (2013) MNEMOSYNE. 66(4-5). p.708-733
abstract
Gaius' decision to dissolve the protectorate of Mauretania and to depose its client king, Ptolemaeus, led to the outbreak of the Revolt of Aedemon (AD 40). This paper will develop a number of innovative thoughts and hypotheses concerning the extent of this rebellion and its possible impact on the deposition of Ptolemaeus, as well as the role of the Romans in its suppression. The main aim is to explore the connection between this revolt, Trajanus' famous general Lusius Quietus (cos. AD 117?), and the Baquates, an indigenous Mauretanian tribe. I will suggest that Lusius Quietus was descended from a chief of a (semi-)nomadic tribe who supported the Roman cause during the Revolt of Aedemon. Considering the setting and dimension of this revolt, as well as the unrest in Mauretania at the time of Lusius Quietus' execution by Hadrianus, I argue that this tribe can be identified as the Baquates. This reconstruction suggests a long-lasting and particularly positive relationship between this tribe and Rome. It allows for a further reconsideration of the relationship between (semi-)nomadic and Roman/sedentary groups in Roman North Africa, to the detriment of one-sided analytical schemes that stress endemic hostility.
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subject
keyword
Lusius Quietus, Aedemon, Baquates, Mauretania, nomads, insurgence
journal title
MNEMOSYNE
Mnemosyne
volume
66
issue
4-5
pages
708 - 733
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000327909000009
ISSN
0026-7074
DOI
10.1163/156852512X617588
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1908052
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1908052
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2011-09-23 13:33:49
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2015-06-17 09:50:33
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  author       = {Vanacker, Wouter},
  issn         = {0026-7074},
  journal      = {MNEMOSYNE},
  keyword      = {Lusius Quietus,Aedemon,Baquates,Mauretania,nomads,insurgence},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4-5},
  pages        = {708--733},
  title        = {Ties of resistance and cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852512X617588},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Vanacker, Wouter. 2013. “Ties of Resistance and Cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates.” Mnemosyne 66 (4-5): 708–733.
APA
Vanacker, W. (2013). Ties of resistance and cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates. MNEMOSYNE, 66(4-5), 708–733.
Vancouver
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Vanacker W. Ties of resistance and cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates. MNEMOSYNE. 2013;66(4-5):708–33.
MLA
Vanacker, Wouter. “Ties of Resistance and Cooperation: Aedemon, Lusius Quietus and the Baquates.” MNEMOSYNE 66.4-5 (2013): 708–733. Print.