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acta

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Andrew Lintott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 488 words.

Acta means ‘the things that have been done’ and has two specialized, overlapping senses in Roman history; one is a gazette, the other is official acts, especially of an emperor.The Acta diurna were a...

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actio ,

Thomas Rüfner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 1685 words.

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adaeratio

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and Michael Crawford.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Greek and Roman Law. 222 words.

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adeia

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 126 words.

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adlection

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 158 words.

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adoption, Greek

Mark Golden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 805 words.

Greeks counted on their heirs for support in old *age, and for continuation of their oikoi (families) and tendance of their tombs after death. But high mortality ensured that many had no surviving...

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adoption, Roman

Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas and Susan M. Treggiari.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 621 words.

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adultery, Greek

Mark Golden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 319 words.

At Athens, a law (attributed to *Draco or *Solon) allowed a man who killed another he found in the sexual act with his wife, mother, sister, daughter, or concubine held for the purpose of bearing...

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adultery, Roman

Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas and Susan M. Treggiari.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 462 words.

Roman tradition ascribed to fathers and husbands great severity in punishing illicit sexual behaviour by daughters or wives. Such misconduct was stuprum in married or unmarried women, an offence...

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advocacy

Barry Nicholas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 337 words.

This article considers advocacy as a profession. For advocacy in its wider sense and in particular for its techniques, see rhetoric.A party to a Roman trial might entrust the presentation of his case...

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aediles, Roman magistrates

A. N. Sherwin-White and Andrew Lintott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 537 words.

The aediles originated as two subordinates of the tribunes of the plebs whose sacrosanctity they shared. Their central function was to supervise the common temple (aedes) and cults of the plebs,...

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Aelius Marcianus

Tony Honoré.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 199 words.

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Aelius Paetus, Sextus

Tony Honoré.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 141 words.

Aelius Paetus, Sextus, a Roman lawyer nicknamed ‘Catus’ (clever) for his shrewd pragmatism, was consul in 198 bce. He was the author of Tripertita, so called because it contained three elements: the...

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Aelius Tubero, Quintus

Ernst Badian, Tony Honoré and Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 316 words.

Aelius Tubero, Quintus, son of Lucius (above), accompanied his father 49–48 bce and fought at *Pharsalus, but was pardoned by *Caesar. In 46 he prosecuted Q. *Ligarius (whom Cicero successfully...

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Aemilius Papinianus

Tony Honoré.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 403 words.

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aerarii

Andrew Dominic Edwards Lewis.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Greek and Roman Law. 99 words.

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aerarium

Graham Burton.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; Greek and Roman Law; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 418 words.

Aerarium, derived from aes, denotes ‘treasury’. The main aerarium of Rome was the aerarium Saturni, so called from the temple below the Capitol, in which it was placed. Here were kept state...

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Aeschines (1), c. 397–c. 322 BCE

George Law Cawkwell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law; Classical Literature. 1455 words.

Aeschines (1) (c. 397–c. 322 BCE), Athenian orator whose exchanges with *Demosthenes (2) in the courts in 343 and 330 provide a large part of the evidence for the relations of Athens and Macedon in...

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ager publicus

Andrew Dominic Edwards Lewis.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 589 words.

Ager publicus, public land, comprised lands acquired by Rome by conquest from her enemies or confiscation from rebellious allies. By tradition there was, as early as the 5th cent. bce, dispute...

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Agiads

Paul Cartledge.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Law. 165 words.

The Agiads were the senior royal house at Sparta, descended mythically from the elder of Heraclid twins (Hdt. 6. 52; see heracles); the junior was known as the *Eurypontids. The origins of...

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