Professor Mario Talamanca

Readers of the blog will be saddened to hear of the sudden death on 11 June of Professor Mario Talamanca of the University of Rome (La Sapienza).

Professor Talamanca was one of the leading scholars of Roman law in the last fifty years. A prolific author, Talamanca was a charismatic man of very considerable charm. He was a regular at the annual Roman law conference of the Société internationale 'Fernand de Visscher' pour les Droits de l'Antiquité  (SIHDA). In 2001 a Festschrift was published in his honour: Iuris vincula: (studi in onore di Mario Talamanca).  For some recent photographs of Professor Talamanca, see

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