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Judicial Reform and Land Reform in the Roman Republic: A New Edition, with Translation and Commentary, of the Laws from Urbino

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Twelve fragments of bronze were found near Urbino in the late fifteenth century, engraved with Roman laws - on one side a law concerning extortion, on the other an agrarian law. Dating as they do from the time of the Gracchi and of Marius in the later years of the Roman Republic, the laws are of considerable interest to Roman historians and are important evidence for the understanding of the revolutionary period that led to the overthrow of the Republic. In this volume, Dr Lintott offers a complete re-edition of ...

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1993 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 0521403731. Twelve fragments of bronze were found near Urbino in the late fifteenth century, engraved with Roman laws-on one side a law ... concerning extortion, on the other an agrarian law. Dating as they do from the time of the Gracchi and of Marius in the later years of the Roman Republic, the laws are of considerable interest to Roman historians and are important evidence for the understanding of the revolutionary period which led to the overthrow of the Republic. In this volume, Dr Lintott offers a complete re-edition of these complicated and fragmentary texts, including a revision of the relationship between the fragments and full discussion of the manuscript sources of those now lost. The texts are accompanied by facing English translations and the commentary which follows discusses in detail the issues involved in establishing and restoring the texts. A series of introductory chapters, written as far as possible in non-technical language, give a summary of the Read more Show Less

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Twelve fragments of bronze were found near Urbino in the late fifteenth century, engraved with Roman laws - on one side a law concerning extortion, on the other an agrarian law. Dating as they do from the time of the Gracchi and of Marius in the later years of the Roman Republic, the laws are of considerable interest to Roman historians and are important evidence for the understanding of the revolutionary period that led to the overthrow of the Republic. In this volume, Dr Lintott offers a complete re-edition of these complicated and fragmentary texts, including a revision of the relationship between the fragments and full discussion of the manuscript sources of those now lost. The texts are accompanied by facing English translations and the commentary, which follows discusses in detail the issues involved in establishing and restoring the texts. A series of introductory chapters, written as far as possible in non-technical language, give a summary of the context of the laws from both a legal and an historical view point.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521403733
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/7/1993
  • Edition description: NEW
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Pt. 1 Background
1 Introduction 3
The Urbino fragments and Roman history 3
The constitutional status of the laws 6
The publication of the laws 7
2 The lex repetundarum 10
The nature of Roman criminal law 10
The content of the lex repetundarum 16
The implications and consequences of the lex repetundarum 25
The origins of the legal procedure in the quaestio established by the lex de repetundis 29
Appendix: Mantovani's view of the lex repetundarum 32
3 The lex agraria 34
Public and private land in Italy 34
Roman land-surveying 39
The agrarian problems of the second century 41
The policies of the Gracchi 44
The contents of the agrarian law of 111 BC 49
Agrarian epilogue 55
4 The laws as texts 59
Grammar 59
Style 61
A note on the engraving 64
5 The discovery, transmission and early publications of the fragments 66
Pt. 2 The texts
I Lex Repetundarum 73
Appendix: Note on lacunae and supplements 83
II Lex Agraria 171
Date and identity of the lex agraria 282
Appendix 1 K. Johannsen's identification of the lex Thoria 285
Appendix 2 Sp.Borius 286
Postscript 287
Index 289
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