Benjamin Kelly

in Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599615
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731525 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents


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This chapter concludes the book by providing an overall evaluation of the impact of petitioning and litigation on social control in Roman Egypt. It also discusses the limitations of our evidence, and suggests that the social historian of petitioning and litigation in this society is mostly limited to typological rather than quantitative analysis.

Keywords: Social control; social history

Chapter.  2520 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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