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lex (P)Laetoria  

Peter Candy

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
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

Online publication date:
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

Online publication date:
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

senatus consultum Pegasianum  

Benedikt Eckhardt

Online publication date:
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

Online publication date:
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

lex Falcidia  

Jakob Fortunat Stagl

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Falcidia is a plebiscitum (41–40 bce) that restricts the testator’s capacity to charge his testament with legacies, namely sums of money or objects the heir must transfer to a third person ... More

lex Voconia  

Ville Vuolanto

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Voconia is a plebiscitum, named after the people’s tribune Q. Voconius Saxa, who proposed the bill before the concilium plebis (see comitia) in 169bce. It provides that testators of the first ... More

lex Cincia on gifts  

Peter Candy

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
The lex Cincia, most likely a plebiscite of 204 bce, was a law that placed restrictions on the giving and receiving of gifts. It contained both an absolute prohibition on gifts made to ... More

children in Roman law  

Ville Vuolanto

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Subject:
Roman Law
In the Roman world, the age limits connected to children were often flexible. Even in the case of legal liability, the ages were not rigid. In individual cases, children’s capacity to understand ... More

lex Publilia Philonis  

Charles Bartlett

Online publication date:
Jan 2018
The lex Publilia Philonis of 339bce addressed two issues of importance for the functioning of the Senate. The first concerned the auctoritas of the body, and did away with the practice of senatorial ... More

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