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lex Ogulnia  

Kimberley Webb

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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

criminal law, Roman  

Andrew M. Riggsby

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
“Crime” lacks a fully agreed definition across modern societies, but competing versions tend to stress notions like punishment, protection of public or collective interests, and a ... More

lex Poetelia Papiria  

Saskia Roselaar

Online publication date:
Jun 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Poetelia Papiria was a law that abolished the contractual form of nexum (debt bondage). Livy 8.28 dates the law to 326bce, during the third consulship of Gaius Poetelius Libo Visolus and the ... 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 Valeria de provocatione  

Saskia Roselaar

Online publication date:
May 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
Provocatio was a method for appealing the decision of a Roman magistrate. Provocatio could occur after a normal trial had been conducted in front of a magistrate with ... 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

leges Liciniae Sextiae  

Lorenzo Gagliardi

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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 Villia Annalis, 180 BCE  

James R. Townshend

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
The only direct reference to the law is by Livy (40.44.1), when he briefly summarizes the legislative and electoral activities for the year 180bce. Livy reports that in that year (eo anno) a bill was ... More

Laws of the Kings  

Carlos Amunátegui Perelló

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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

quasi delict  

Maria Floriana Cursi

Online publication date:
Nov 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
The expression quasi delict cannot be found in Roman legal sources. It has been created on the basis of a title of the JustinianInstitutes (I. 4.5), dealing with “the obligations which ... More

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