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The Jewish Patriarchate  

Lee I. Levine

Online publication date:
Oct 2018
The Jewish Patriarch (Hebr. Nasi) was the leading Jewish communal official in the late Roman and early Byzantine Empires, in both Palestine and the Diaspora. The Patriarchate, which ... More

lex (Rubria) de Gallia Cisalpina  

Georgy Kantor

Online publication date:
Oct 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex de Gallia Cisalpina is the usual modern title given to the fragment of a Roman statute on a bronze tablet found at the ancient town of Veleia in 1760, the surviving part of which deals with ... More

courts, Roman  

Leanne Bablitz

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
Because the modern legal system used in most western countries derives from ancient Rome, it is easy to assume that Roman courts (and the activities that took place before them) were the ... More

lex Aquilia on wrongful damage to property  

Joe Sampson

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Aquilia was the statutory foundation for the institutional delict damnum iniuria, relating to wrongful loss and damage to property. A plebiscite referred to as lex, its enactment is often ... More

lex (P)Laetoria  

Peter Candy

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Laetoria (or Plaetoria) was a law of the late 3rd or early 2nd century bce that gave special protection to minors. The law gave an action against persons who were alleged to have ... More

lex Falcidia  

Jakob Fortunat Stagl

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Falcidia is a plebiscitum (41–40 bce) that restricts the testator’s capacity to charge his testament with legacies, namely sums of money or objects the heir must transfer to a third person ... More

senatus consultum Iuventianum  

Benedikt Eckhardt

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
senatus consultum Iuventianum is the modern designation for a senate decree passed on March 14, 129ce, in reaction to a legal case decided by Hadrian. The name is derived from P. Iuventius Celsus, ... More

senatus consultum Pegasianum  

Benedikt Eckhardt

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
Senatus consultum Pegasianum is the name used by Gaius (2.256, 258, 286a) and the Institutes of Justinian (2.23.6-7) for a decree by the senate on fideicommissa, passed in the consulate of L. ... More

children in Roman law  

Ville Vuolanto

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
In the Roman world, the age limits connected to children were often flexible. Even in the case of legal liability, the ages were not rigid. In individual cases, children’s capacity to understand ... More

lex Cincia on gifts  

Peter Candy

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Cincia, most likely a plebiscite of 204 bce, was a law that placed restrictions on the giving and receiving of gifts. It contained both an absolute prohibition on gifts made to ... More

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