- Additional information
- Reviews (0)
Proconsul Skull Replica measures 5.1 inches. Proconsul Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. A hominodea, Cranium from ancestral hominoid. Early Miocene of east Africa, (22 MYA) Rusinga Island, Kenya. 1948 M.D. Leakey. Our precise procounsul skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
A proconsul was an official of ancient Rome who acted on behalf of a consul. A proconsul was typically a former consul. The term is also used in recent history for officials with delegated authority.
In the Roman Republic, military command, or imperium, could be exercised constitutionally only by a consul. There were two consuls at a time, each elected to a one year term. They could not normally serve two terms in a row. If a military campaign was in progress at the end of a consul’s term, the consul in command might be appointed as proconsul by the Senate when his term expired. This custom allowed for continuity of command despite the high turnover of consuls. In the Roman Empire, proconsul was a title held by a civil governor and did not imply military command.
In modern times, various officials with notable delegated authority have been referred to as proconsuls. Studies of leadership typically divide leaders into policymakers and subordinate administrators. The proconsul occupies a position between these two categories. Max Weber classified leadership as traditional, rational-legal (bureaucratic), and charismatic. A proconsul could be both a rule following bureaucrat and charismatic personality. The rise of bureaucracy and rapid communication has reduced the scope for proconsular freelancing.
The Latin word prōconsul is a shortened form of prō consule, meaning “(one acting) on behalf of the consul.” It appears on inscriptions beginning in 135 BC. Ancient historians describe Quintus Publilius Philo, the first proconsul, as prō consule for 326 BC. For later proconsuls, the same sources use the shortened form.
Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.
There are no reviews yet.