Category Archives: Ancient law

Family law(s) under the Roman Empire

See our workshop announcement and call for PhDs to contribute to this workshop: Workshop CfA PhD Family Laws  

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Conference on Leibnitz

Our blogger has recently been made aware of the publication of a new translation of Leibnitz’s famous treatise on the teaching of law. Details about the conference here. A short blurb by the author of the translation below: About the … Continue reading

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Legal History Event – Glasgow

From our colleagues in Glasgow, notice of the following event: On 17 March 2017 at 5.00 pm, Lucinda Kirby of the University of Liverpool, presently holding the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher at the University of Glasgow, will … Continue reading

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Winter school in Padua – Roman criminal law

For those wishing to spend a few glorious days in the lovely Padua, herewith a notice on the winter school offered by the University of Padua on Roman criminal law. The cast is truly a stellar one. Details here:LOCANDINA WS … Continue reading

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Theorizing contacts in the Roman Empire

From our colleagues in Classics, the following conference announcement: University of Edinburgh, 8-9 December 2017 We live in a multicultural world, in which every community develops in constant interaction with others. A series of theoretical models have been developed to … Continue reading

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The Bloomberg tablets and Roman law

For those of us interested in the provincial application of Roman law, the discovery and recent publication of the Bloomberg tablets from Roman London provide a veritable treasure trove of new information (Roger Tomlin, Roman London’s First Voices. (MOLA 2016)). … Continue reading

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Roman society – AGM and conference

The following conference notification has just been posted on the classicists list via Fiona Haarer. There is some law here so it will be of interest to our readers. The Roman Society AGM will be held at 2pm on Saturday … Continue reading

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Conference notification

Readers of our blog may be interested in this conference notification. The conference, jointly organised by a number of colleagues in Münster, also features Dr. Kimberley Czajkowski, recently appointed to a lectureship in Roman history at the University of Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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“reasonable chastisement”

For anyone working on the lex Aquilia, the following text will be well familiar: D. 9, 2, 5, 3 Ulp. 18 ad ed. Si magister in disciplina vulneraverit servum vel occiderit, an Aquilia teneatur, quasi damnum iniuria dederit? et Iulianus … Continue reading

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Here lies a lawyer and an honest man …

Readers of this blog will know that this blogger is keenly interested in representations of Roman legal practice. To that end, the following tomb of a court lawyer from the Imperial period might be of interest in terms of iconography. … Continue reading

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