Lives Behind the Laws: The World of the Codex Hermogenianus (Paperback)

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    Serena Connolly is Assistant Professor of Classics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

    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.

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    ISBN 9780253221476
    Genre HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
    Format Paperback
    Pages 270
    Publisher Date 2010-01-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The World of the Codex Hermogenianus
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Connolly, Serena
    Country of Origin United States

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