Women And The Law In The Roman Empire / Edition 1

Women And The Law In The Roman Empire / Edition 1

by Judith Evans Grubbs
     
 

It is widely recognized that Roman law is an important source of information about women in the Roman world, and can present a more rounded and accurate picture than literary sources. This sourcebook fully exploits the rich legal material of the imperial period - from Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE) to the end of the western Roman Empire (476 CE), incorporating both

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It is widely recognized that Roman law is an important source of information about women in the Roman world, and can present a more rounded and accurate picture than literary sources. This sourcebook fully exploits the rich legal material of the imperial period - from Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE) to the end of the western Roman Empire (476 CE), incorporating both pagan and Christian eras, and explaining the rights women held under Roman law, the restrictions to which they were subject, and legal regulations on marriage, divorce and widowhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152402
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/20/2002
Series:
Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World Series
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,136,078
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface. A sourcebook on women and the law in the Roman Empire: marriage, divorce, and widowhood
List of abbreviations
Glossary of Latin legal terms
Acknowledgments
Introduction: historical and legal background1
IThe legal sources1
IIRoman social structure and the legal system6
IIITimetable of important events and laws13
1The status of women in Roman law13
IDefinitions16
IIForms of legal power20
IIITutela mulierum (the guardianship of women)23
IVLegal stereotypes of women's abilities and behavior46
VWomen in court: restrictions and rights60
VIWomen in public life: restrictions and responsibilities71
2Marriage in Roman law and society81
IMarriage and its consequences in classical Roman law81
IIMarriage and its consequences in late Roman law102
IIIMarriage contracts from Egypt and the Near East122
3Prohibited and non-legal unions136
IProhibited and non-marital unions in classical law136
IIProhibited and non-marital unions in late antiquity161
4Divorce and its consequences187
IDivorce in classical law187
IIDivorce in late Roman law202
IIIDivorce in Egypt and the Near East210
5Widows and their children219
IRemarriage in Roman law220
IIWidows and the guardianship of fatherless children236
IIIPregnant widows261
Summation: The condition of women: rights and restrictions270
Notes272
Bibliography327
Index of sources337
General index343

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