By Bruce W. Frier, Thomas A. J. McGinn

ISBN-10: 0195161858

ISBN-13: 9780195161854

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The Roman loved ones (familia) was once in lots of respects dramatically assorted from the fashionable kinfolk. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to approximately A.D. 250) there continue to exist many felony assets that describe Roman families, usually within the so much intimate element. the subject material of those historical assets contains marriage and divorce, the valuables elements of marriage, the development of authority inside families, the transmission of estate among generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans.This casebook offers 235 consultant texts drawn mostly from Roman criminal assets, in particular Justinian's Digest. those circumstances and the dialogue questions that stick with supply a superb advent to the elemental criminal difficulties linked to the normal households of Roman voters. The association of fabrics conveys to scholars an figuring out of the fundamental ideas of Roman relatives legislation whereas additionally offering them with the capability to question those principles and discover the wider felony rules that underlie them.Included situations invite the reader to strive against with genuine Roman felony difficulties, in addition to to consider Roman strategies on the subject of sleek legislation. within the technique, the reader should still achieve self belief in dealing with basic types of felony considering, that have continued nearly unchanged from Roman instances until eventually the present.This quantity additionally includes a word list of technical phrases, biographies of the jurists, uncomplicated bibliographies of necessary secondary literature, and an in depth advent to the scholarly issues linked to Roman relatives law.A path according to this casebook may be of curiosity to somebody who needs to appreciate larger Roman social heritage, both as a part of a bigger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a instruction for legislations institution.

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2. ” A surprisingly large number of Roman legal sources suggest that in the case of women the minimum age was not always observed; see also, for instance, Case 26 below. In the present Case, a girl younger than twelve has been “led” (deducta) in a wedding procession to the home of a man; such a “leading” from the home of the girl’s father into her husband’s is one common form of marriage ceremony (see Case 20). , Pomponius, D. 4: “A woman married when less than twelve years old will be a legitimate wife when she has reached age twelve in her husband’s house”).

Communi iure familiam dicimus omnium adgnatorum: nam etsi patre familias mortuo singuli singulas familias habent, tamen omnes, qui sub unius potestate fuerunt, recte eiusdem familiae appellabuntur, qui ex eadem domo et gente proditi sunt. (3) Servitutium quoque solemus appellare familias, ut in edicto praetoris ostendimus sub titulo de furtis, ubi praetor loquitur de familia publicanorum. . (4) Item appellatur familia plurium personarum, quae ab eiusdem ultimi genitoris sanguine proficiscuntur (sicuti dicimus familiam Iuliam), quasi a fonte quodam memoriae.

As we shall see, however, this simplified legal portrait does not entirely correspond to social reality. 4. Exceptions. 3) or by giving them in adoption. 48, 52, 55 (= D. 3) (48) Sequitur de iure personarum alia divisio. nam quaedam personae sui iuris sunt, quaedam alieno iuri sunt subiectae. . (52) In potestate itaque sunt servi dominorum. quae quidem potestas iuris gentium est: nam apud omnes peraeque gentes animadvertere possumus dominis in servos vitae necisque potestatem esse, et quodcumque per servum adquiritur, id domino adquiritur.

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