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annona (other products)  

Carlos Machado

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Jul 2018
The annona was the imperial service responsible for overseeing the supply of key food items to the city of Rome and the army. Primarily concerned with grain, the service became ... More

mysteries, Bacchic  

Fritz Graf

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Jun 2018
Mystery cults of Dionysos are attested to in Greece from the late Archaic epoch and expanded to Rome in Hellenistic times. They appear in two forms, the group (thíasos) of ecstatic women ... More

lex (P)Laetoria  

Peter Candy

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Jun 2018
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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 Aquilia on wrongful damage to property  

Joe Sampson

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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

courts, Roman  

Leanne Bablitz

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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

tragic history  

Lisa Irene Hau

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May 2018
Tragic history is a phrase coined in the late 19th century to describe a certain type of Hellenistic history writing, which was thought to have Peripatetic underpinnings, and ... More

Constantina, daughter of Constantine, wife of Gallus Caesar, and patron of St. Agnes at Rome  

Julia Hillner

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May 2018
Constantina, born in c. 320, was the eldest daughter of Constantine I. She was married twice, first in 335 to her cousin Hannibalianus, whose death in 337 left her widowed, and second in ... More

Vulgar Latin  

Roger Wright

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Apr 2018
The language of the Roman Empire, spoken and written, was Latin. Like all languages spoken over a wide area for a long time, it varied greatly. Since the arrival of sociolinguistics in the 1960s, it ... More

senatus consultum Pegasianum  

Benedikt Eckhardt

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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

senatus consultum Iuventianum  

Benedikt Eckhardt

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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

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