History - government - Imperial

Alfoeldy G. 2002, "Zu kaiserlichen Bauinschriften aus Italien", Epigraphica 64, 113-145.
Comment: Ostia: 121-125.
Bruun Ch. 2002, "L'amministrazione imperiale di Ostia e Portus", Ostia e Portus nelle loro relazioni con Roma (C. Bruun - A.G. Zevi edd.). ActaInstRomFin 27, 161-192, Roma.
Comment: By David Noy: Bruun's article is based mainly on the evidence of stamped water-pipes. A newly published one shows the grant of a water-supply to the praefectus annonae of c.AD 62-70, suggesting that the prefecture already had an established presence at Ostia by this date. In the second century, numerous officials are known with some variation of the title procurator annonae. Those entitled procurator portus utriusque functioned at the harbours of Claudius and Trajan but not in the urban centre of Ostia. Tab.2 lists the pipes which are stamped with the names of imperial functionaries, and Tab.3 those with emperors' names, a total of about thirty-five (about 45% of all stamped pipes at Ostia, a much higher proportion than at Rome). These show, contrary to what Meiggs believed, substantial activity by the Severan emperors. A lack of imperial stamps from the Flavians to Trajan may suggest that local initiatives predominated for the water-supply of that period. Officials of the imperial financial administration were subsequently active in the Ostian water-supply, presumably overseeing public building projects as they did at Rome. Although it is not discussed, this seems consistent with Heinzelmann's arguments, suggesting imperial involvement in the provision of an infrastructure which could not be left to local initiative.
Caldelli M.L. 2014, "Senatori oriundi di Ostia. Un aggiornamento", Epigrafia e ordine senatorio, 30 anni dopo, 585-597, Roma.
Calza G. 1921, "Ostia - Quattro nuove epigrafi. Due cippi della terminazione delle rive del Tevere", NSc, 235-262.
Cebeillac-Gervasoni M. 2000, "Un nouveau prefet de l'annone d'epoque neronienne connu grace a une inscription inedite d'Ostie: C. Poppaeus Sabinianus", Miscellanea epigrafica in onere di Lidio Gasperini (G. Paci ed.), 231-236, Tivoli.
Cebeillac-Gervasoni M. 2002, "Les rapports institutionnels et politiques d'Ostie et de Rome de la republique au IIIe siecle ap. J.-C.", MEFRA 114, 58-86.
Cebeillac-Gervasoni M. - Zevi F. 2000, "Pouvoir local et pouvoir central a Ostie", Les Elites Municipales de l'Italie Peninsulaire. Collection de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome 271, 5-31, Rome.
Comment: Abstract. La colonie d'Ostie presente une situation de rapports avec le pouvoir urbain tout a fait orginale en Italie. A la fin de la republique, les rapports socio-politiques restaient dependants de sa condition de port le plus proche de Rome et de la permanence de liens forts avec des familles de l'aristocratie urbaine. Si on excepte la periode augusteenne durant laquelle la colonie a joui de la faveur du prince et d'Agrippa le reste de la periode julio-claudienne se caracterise par le conservatisme de l'elite: les infrastructures destinees au confort des citoyens prennent du retard, en particulier les adductions d'eau. Sous les Flaviens intervient un changement, de nouveaux personnages apparaissent dans l'elite dirigeante, mais les gentes locales attachees a des habitudes clientelaires de type quasi archaique ne savent pas, sauf exception, saisir les opportunites offertes par la creation du port de Trajan.
Cebeillac-Gervasoni M. - Zevi F. 2007, "Un nouveau prefet de l'annone connu grace a une inscription inedite d'Ostie", Epire, Illyrie, Macedoine. Melanges offerts au Professeur Pierre Cabanes (D. Berranger-Auserve ed.), 363-372, Clermond-Ferrand.
Chandler D.C. 1978, "Quaestor Ostiensis", Historia 27, 328-335.
Fourniol J. 1998, Ostie et la prefecture de l'annone au haut-empire, Paris.
Comment: Memoire de Maitrise. Sous la direction de M. le professeur Michel Christol. Universite Paris-I. Pantheon-Sorbonne. U.F.R. d'Histoire.
Gasperini L. 1988, "Dedica ostiense di Aurelio Avianio Simmaco all'imperatore Costante", Miscellanea greca e romana 13, 242-250, Roma.
Herz P. 1988, "Der praefectus annonae und die Wirtschaft der westlichen Provinzen", Ktema 13, 69-85.
Houston G.W. 1980, "The administration of Italian seaports during the first three centuries of the Roman Empire", The Seaborne Commerce of Ancient Rome 36, 157 ff.
Laubry N. - Zevi F. 2010, "Une inscription d'Ostie et la legistation imperiale sur les colleges", Le tribu romane. Atti della XVIe rencontre sur l'epigraphie, 457-467, Bari.
Levick B. 1990, Claudius, London.
Pavis D'Escurac H. 1976, La prefecture de l'annone, Roma.
Scramuzza V.M. 1940, The Emperor Claudius, Cambridge.
Thornton M.K. 1989, "Nero's Quinquennium: The Ostian Connection", Historia 38, 117 ff.
Thornton M.K. - Thornton H.L. 1989, Julio-Claudian building programs, Waucanda.
Venturi E. 1985, "La politica edilizia e urbanistica di Claudio a Roma e in Italia", RivStorAnt 15, 257 ff.
Vidman L. 1971, "Ein neuer 'praefectus annonae' von Ostia", Studi E. Volterra 1, 207-211, Milano.
Whittaker C.R. 1964, "The Revolt of Papirius Dionysius AD 190", Historia 13, 348-369.
Zevi F. 1971, "Miscellanea Ostiense II. Hostilius Antipater, prefetto dell'annona", RendAccLinc 26, 468 ff.
Zevi F. 2000, "Traiano e Ostia", Trajano. Emperador de Roma (J. Gonzalez ed.), 509-547, Roma.