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betrothal, Roman sponsalia  

Gordon Willis Williams and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
In the republic consisted of reciprocal sponsiones, and breach-of-promise actions (in the form of actions for damages) existed. The movement of classical Roman law was in the direction of ... More

marriage ceremonies, Roman  

Gordon Willis Williams

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Dec 2015
The favourite season was June. Usually on the previous day the bride put away her toga praetexta: she had come of age. Her dress and appearance were ritually prescribed: her hair was arranged in six ... More

marriage law, Roman  

Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas, and Susan M. Treggiari

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Mar 2016
Traditional expressions enshrine the view that a man took a wife for the procreation of children. According to the celebrated definition of *Herennius Modestinus adopted in the Digest, Roman marriage ... More

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