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Published: 06 November 2003

532 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195161861

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A Casebook on Roman Family Law

Bruce W. Frier and Thomas A. J. McGinn
Series editor: Joel Lidov

Society for Classical Studies Classical Resources

This casebook presents representative texts from Roman legal sources that introduce the basic problems arising in Roman families, including marriage and divorce, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of orphans. This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law.

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