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Aelius Tubero, Quintus  

Ernst Badian, Tony Honoré, and Christopher Pelling

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Aelius Tubero, Quintus, son of Lucius (above), accompanied his father 49–48 bce and fought at *Pharsalus, but was pardoned by *Caesar. In 46 he prosecuted Q. *Ligarius (whom Cicero successfully ... More

Aemilius Papinianus  

Tony Honoré

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
Aemilius (RE 105) Papinianus, a leading lawyer of the Severan age and a close associate of the emperor *Septimius Severus, probably came, like him, from Africa and had some exposure to ... More

aerarii  

Andrew Dominic Edwards Lewis

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Dec 2015
Aerarii, payers, were a class of Roman citizens who had incurred the *censors' condemnation for some moral or other misbehaviour. They were required to pay the poll-tax (*tributum) at a ... More

aerarium  

Graham Burton

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Dec 2015
Aerarium, derived from aes, denotes ‘treasury’. The main aerarium of Rome was the aerarium Saturni, so called from the temple below the Capitol, in which it was placed. Here were kept state ... More

ager publicus  

Andrew Dominic Edwards Lewis

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Ager publicus, public land, comprised lands acquired by Rome by conquest from her enemies or confiscation from rebellious allies. By tradition there was, as early as the 5th cent. bce, dispute ... More

agrarian laws and policy  

Andrew Lintott

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Allocation of land by the community is attested in the Greek world at the times of new city foundations (colonies; see colonization, greek), and when land was annexed (*cleruchies). There is also ... More

alimenta  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
The purpose of the alimentary foundations in the Roman empire was to give an allowance for feeding children, and this was achieved by the investment of capital in mortgage on land, the ... More

amicitia  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Andrew Lintott

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Amicitia, friendship in Roman political terminology. The relationship might be between Rome and either another state or an individual (see client kings), or between individuals. Amici populi Romani ... More

amicus Augusti  

Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Drawing on the institutionalized philoi (friends) of Hellenistic rulers, political leaders of the 1st cent. bce made friendship a technical term of Roman political life (*popularis politicians were ... More

ampliatio  

Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas, and Andrew Lintott

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
Means ‘a further hearing’ and is known to us as a feature of procedure in some *quaestiones and trials before *recuperatores under the republic. When a certain proportion of the jury regarded the ... More

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