Author: Bruce W. Frier,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Thomas A. McGinn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195161861

Category: History

Page: 506

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The Roman household (familia) was in many respects dramatically different from the modern family. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to about A.D. 250) there survive many legal sources that describe Roman households, often in the most intimate detail. The subject matter of these ancient sources includes marriage and divorce, the property aspects of marriage, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans. This casebook presents 235 representative texts drawn largely from Roman legal sources, especially Justinian's Digest. These cases and the discussion questions that follow provide a good introduction to the basic legal problems associated with the ordinary families of Roman citizens. The arrangement of materials conveys to students an understanding of the basic rules of Roman family law while also providing them with the means to question these rules and explore the broader legal principles that underlie them. Included cases invite the reader to wrestle with actual Roman legal problems, as well as to think about Roman solutions in relation to modern law. In the process, the reader should gain confidence in handling fundamental forms of legal thinking, which have persisted virtually unchanged from Roman times until the present. This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law. A course based on this casebook should be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand better Roman social history, either as part of a larger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a preparation for law school.
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Author: Herbert Hausmaninger,Richard Gamauf

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199791112

Category: History

Page: 342

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This volume introduces Roman property law by means of "cases" consisting of brief excerpts from Roman juristic sources in Latin with English translations. The cases are followed by series of analytical questions and translated excerpts from modern civil codes to illustrate the dynamic character and continuing life of the Roman legal tradition.
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Author: Paul du Plessis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805156


Page: 25

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit
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An Introduction

Author: Rafael Domingo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351111450

Category: History

Page: 238

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Roman Law: An Introduction offers a clear and accessible introduction to Roman law for students of any legal tradition. In the thousand years between the Law of the Twelve Tables and Justinian’s massive Codification, the Romans developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive secular legal system of Antiquity, which remains at the heart of the civil law tradition of Europe, Latin America, and some countries of Asia and Africa. Roman lawyers created new legal concepts, ideas, rules, and mechanisms that most Western legal systems still apply. The study of Roman law thus facilitates understanding among people of different cultures by inspiring a kind of legal common sense and breadth of knowledge. Based on over twenty-five years’ experience teaching Roman law, this volume offers a comprehensive examination of the subject, as well as a historical introduction which contextualizes the Roman legal system for students who have no familiarity with Latin or knowledge of Roman history. More than a compilation of legal facts, the book captures the defining characteristics and principal achievements of Roman legal culture through a millennium of development.
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Author: Paul J du Plessis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668195

Category: Law

Page: 256

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An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i
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Author: Werner Eck

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406666876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Am Tag, an dem Augustus bestattet wurde, kamen alle öffentlichen und privaten Geschäfte zum Stillstand. Ganz Rom und Hunderttausende von Menschen aus ganz Italien beteiligten sich an den Trauerfeierlichkeiten. Die Leiche wurde auf einem Prunkbett auf den Scheiterhaufen gesetzt. Darüber ruhte, für alle sichtbar, ein aus Wachs gefertigtes Abbild des Toten. Als das Feuer aufloderte, stieg ein Adler in den Himmel – ein Zeichen dafür, daß der Verstorbene zu den Göttern erhoben worden war. Ein Senator bestätigte später unter Eid, er habe die Seele des Verstorbenen zu den Göttern auffahren sehen. Livia, Augustus’ Witwe, belohnte den Zeugen mit einer Million Sesterzen. Wer war dieser Mensch, der damals unter die Götter aufgenommen worden sein soll? Ein Willkürherrscher? Ein Friedensfürst? Ein Neugestalter von Staat, Heer, Gesellschaft und Kultus, kurzum – der Neugestalter der römischen Welt? Werner Eck bietet in seiner fesselnden Biographie Antworten auf diese und viele weitere Fragen zur Machtpolitik des Augustus.
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Author: Jill Harries

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748653953

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book is about the reinvention of the Roman Empire during the eighty years between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Julian.
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Author: David Potter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986029

Category: History

Page: 368

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No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. More recent revisions include John Carroll's view of him as the intellectual ancestor of the Holocaust (Constantine's Sword) and Dan Brown's presentation of him as the man who oversaw the reshaping of Christian history (The Da Vinci Code). In Constantine the Emperor, David Potter confronts each of these skewed and partial accounts to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life.
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Ancient and Modern

Author: Thomas A.J. McGinn

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press


Category: History

Page: 224

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In "Widows and Patriarchy" Thomas McGinn begins with the view that ancient society was structured by a 'spectrum of statuses' and applies this insight to the position of women, primarily that of widows, in three historical periods: Greek and Roman antiquity, late medieval and early modern Europe, and the late nineteenth and early twentieth century West. In all these cultures widows comprise a problematic category of adult women who are notionally independent of males. Their status and role become a focus for concern about gender relations, and a particular source of anxiety because they are sexually experienced.This book examines the rights at private law, especially those regarding property and succession, economic privilege and its absence, freedom of movement in general, including the question of bodily integrity and fear of physical interference, and, finally, the entitlement to decide whether to remarry and to whom. Since antiquity, widows (along with orphans) have been a byword for the weak and oppressed. This book analyses the surviving evidence to assess the value of this generalization and, more broadly, to evaluate the position of widows in the societies under examination.
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Author: Walter Scheidel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004115255

Category: History

Page: 242

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This volume provides the first comprehensive survey of current methods, progress and debates in Roman demography, and offers new insights into key issues of population change and reproductive behaviour in the Roman world from Italy to Egypt.
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eine Untersuchung im Rahmen der Gesellschaftspolitik des Princeps

Author: Angelika Mette-Dittmann

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515058766

Category: History

Page: 220

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Die Ehegesetze des Augustus, so die These dieser Arbeit, sind Teil des Etablierungsprozesses eines neuen politischen Herrschaftssystems, der Monarchie. Sie waren integraler Bestandteil augusteischer Gesellschaftspolitik, die im wesentlichen auf eine Stärkung der sozialen Hierarchie des Stände-Schichten-Gefueges durch Abgrenzung nach unten und durch eine hierarchische Formierung der Stände selber abzielte. Zum ersten Mal in der römischen Rechtsgeschichte wurde die familia zum Gegenstand einer systematischen Gesetzgebung, die die Beziehung zwischen Staat und familia in wichtigen Bereichen neu definierte und sie veränderten politischen und sozialhistorischen Gegebenheiten anzupassen versuchte.
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Studien zu den Rechten von Latinern und weiteren Fremden sowie zum Bürgerrechtswechsel in der Römischen Republik (5. bis frühes 1. Jh. v.Chr.)

Author: Altay Coşkun

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515093033

Category: History

Page: 236

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This volume focuses on Livy's reports of the expulsion of Latins and Italians from Rome in the years 206-173 BC. While previous research has identified the expelled as disenfranchised Roman citizens, this study shows that only migrants without Roman citizenship were expelled. The author puts his findings into their legal historical contexts and analyzes the requirements for the in- or exclusion of foreigners in Rome as well as the political function and impact of the rights of the Latins. German text.
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Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364110811X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Die größte Verschwörung der Moderne – der neue große Politthriller des Bestsellerautors Am 22. Dezember 1894 wird der französische Hauptmann Alfred Dreyfus wegen Landesverrat zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt und verbannt. Ein Justizirrtum, wie er beteuert und wovon auch der neue Geheimdienstchef Picquart zunehmend überzeugt ist. In den Wirren der Dreyfus-Affäre, die ganz Europa erschüttert, rollt er den Fall neu auf. Weshalb er bald selbst zwischen die Mühlräder der Macht gerät und das Ziel dunkler Machenschaften wird ... Der elsässische Offizier Alfred Dreyfus, einziger Jude im französischen Generalstab, soll Militärgeheimnisse verraten haben. Von einem geheimen Militärgericht wird er zu Unrecht verurteilt, und die Degradierung wird mit viel Pomp und Getöse öffentlich zelebriert. Nur wenige wittern den Skandal, während die Massen von der Presse aufgehetzt werden. Krawalle, Intrigen, Fälschungen, Ministerstürze, Attentate, versuchte Staatsstreiche sind die Folgen. Die Französische Republik stürzt in eine tiefe Krise. Der offene Antisemitismus bricht sich Bahn. Zu den wenigen, die von Dreyfus’ Unschuld überzeugt sind, gehört der neue Geheimdienstchef Picquart. Mit dem Kampf für die Rehabilitierung von Dreyfus setzt er allerdings das eigene Leben aufs Spiel. Es wäre kein Roman von Robert Harris, ginge er nicht sehr aktuellen Fragen nach: Was passiert, wenn Geheimdienste außer Kontrolle geraten, wenn der Staat geheime Gerichte zulässt, wenn Minderheiten zum Sündenbock gemacht werden, wenn Politiker ihre Verbrechen zu vertuschen suchen?
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