Julia Wilker, "Der Preis des Reiches. Auswärtige Euergesien abhängiger Herrscher zur Zeit des frühen Prinzipats", in: Ernst Baltrusch and Julia Wilker (Eds.), Amici - socii - clientes? Abhängige Herrschaft im Imperium Romanum, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015, 91–122
Benefactions and donations to cities, communities and sanctuaries outside their own realms were a major instrument of public representation and propaganda for client kings in the early imperial period, emulating the model of most of their Hellenistic predecessors. However, a close analysis of the recipients of the benefactions, their geographical distribution and nature shows that the euergetism of Roman client kings was not simply an imitation or continuation of anachronistic Hellenistic royal practices. Instead, benefactions became an important instrument for the rulers to communicate their integration into the Imperium Romanum, their personal relationship with the Emperor and their own rank in the imperial hierarchy.
Ernst Baltrusch and Julia Wilker (Eds.), Amici - socii - clientes? Abhängige Herrschaft im Imperium Romanum, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015