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Laws of the Kings  

Carlos Amunátegui Perelló

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
According to tradition, during its first two and a half centuries of existence, seven kings governed Rome. Each of these promulgated regulations, which were known as the “laws of the ... More

lawyers, Roman  

Tony Honoré

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Roman lawyers were a specialized professional group in Roman society (see law, roman, sociology of ) distinct from those ... More

legal literature  

Tony Honoré

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Legal literature refers to those works of *Lawyers which in their treatment of legal matters went beyond mere collections of ... More

leges Liciniae Sextiae  

Lorenzo Gagliardi

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
The leges Liciniae Sextiae are a small set of four Roman legislative acts introduced in 367bce to regulate several matters1. They take their name from their proponents, tribunes of the plebeians C. ... More

lex (1), categories of Roman law  

Michael Crawford

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
(a) Statute, passed by one of the assemblies of the Roman people; the lex Hortensia of 287 bce conferred the force of statute on plebis scita, measures passed by a meeting of the *plebs, and these ... More

lex (2), kinds and specific examples of Roman law  

Michael Crawford

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
It is clear from *Priscian, Institutes 2. 49–50 = 2. 75 Keil, that the concept of leges frumentariae, agrariae, nummariae, and so on (see below) was familiar to the Romans. We discuss a number of ... More

lex Aebutia  

Anna Tarwacka

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Subject:
Roman Law
Lex Aebutia (de formulis) was a statute concerning Roman civil procedure. It related to the transition from legis actiones to formulary proceedings. Both its date and detailed provisions are highly ... More

lex Agraria, 111 BCE  

Tommaso Beggio

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Apr 2019
The lex Agraria dating from 111 bce is an epigraphic law dealing with the distribution and privatisation of public land (ager publicus) in Italy and the provinces. In its first part, ... 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 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

lex Claudia, 218 BCE  

James R. Townshend

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
Sometimes referred to in scholarship as the plebiscitum Claudianum, the lex Claudia prohibited senators and their sons from possessing seafaring ships capable of carrying more than 300 amphorae. The ... More

lex curiata  

Andrew Drummond

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
In the late republic a law carried through the curiate assembly (represented by thirty lictors) was deemed necessary to the full legitimacy of those holding the upper, and perhaps also the lower, ... More

lex de imperio Vespasiani  

Kaius Tuori

Online publication date:
May 2019
The Lex de imperio Vespasiani ( CIL VI 930, 31207=ILS 244) is an epigraphic text on a bronze tablet, now partially lost, containing part of a law that granted some or all ... 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

lex Hortensia  

Lorenzo Gagliardi

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
Lex Hortensia was a law submitted for comitia approval in 287bce by the plebeian dictator Q. Hortensius. The law established that plebiscites would be valid for the entire Roman population and would ... More

lex Iulia de Maritandis Ordinibus  

Jacob Giltaij

Online publication date:
Feb 2019
Subject:
Roman Law
The law of Augustus concerning the regulation of marriage (18 bce), a plebiscite often treated in conjunction with the consular law of Papius and Poppaeus (lex Papia Poppaea, 9 ce, ... More

lex Iulia municipalis  

Georgy Kantor

Online publication date:
Dec 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Iulia municipalis was a law of uncertain content and scope concerning municipal institutions passed by Iulius Caesar or less likely Augustus. It is attested in a single inscription from ... More

lex Iulia on jurisdiction  

Anna Tarwacka

Online publication date:
Jan 2019
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Iulia on jurisdiction was a complex regulation concerning both civil and criminal proceedings. The archaic procedure per legis actiones was generally abolished and substituted with ... More

lex Ogulnia  

Kimberley Webb

Online publication date:
Aug 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Ogulnia or, more precisely, the Ogulnian plebiscite (see plebiscitum), promulgated in 300bce by the tribunes Q. Ogulnius and Cn. Ogulnius,1 created additional vacancies within the pontifical ... More

lex Oppia  

Ville Vuolanto

Online publication date:
Feb 2019
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Oppia, decreed in 216 bce, regulated the use of wealth by the Roman women. There are different modern interpretative approaches to the law, dealing with its original contents and ... More

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