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Lives behind the Laws

The World of the Codex Hermogenianus

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Hardback

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Lives behind the Laws by Serena Connolly
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In this exploration of the administration of law and its role in the lives of ordinary people in the northern provinces of the Roman Empire, Serena Connolly draws upon a rich but little-known legal collection from the late 3rd century known as the Codex Hermogenianus. The codex is composed of imperial responses to petitions sent to Rome, written by a team of the emperor's legal experts. These petitions and responses provide a wealth of information about provincial legal administration and the lives of the non-elite petitioners. The man who prostituted his wife, the mother whose malicious son undersold her farm, and the slaves who posed as free men to get a loan are just a few of the lives to encounter. Lives behind the Laws makes a valuable contribution to Roman social, political, and legal history.

Author Biography

Serena Connolly is Assistant Professor of Classics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.
Release date Australia
February 5th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 map
Imprint
Indiana University Press
Pages
296
Dimensions
157x234x25
ISBN-13
9780253354013
Product ID
3806017

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