Lives behind the Laws: The World of the Codex Hermogenianus

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780253354013: Lives behind the Laws: The World of the Codex Hermogenianus

In this exploration of the administration of law and its role in the lives of ordinary people in the northern provinces of the Roman Empire, Serena Connolly draws upon a rich but little-known legal collection from the late 3rd century known as the Codex Hermogenianus. The codex is composed of imperial responses to petitions sent to Rome, written by a team of the emperor’s legal experts. These petitions and responses provide a wealth of information about provincial legal administration and the lives of the non-elite petitioners. The man who prostituted his wife, the mother whose malicious son undersold her farm, and the slaves who posed as free men to get a loan are just a few of the lives to encounter. Lives behind the Laws makes a valuable contribution to Roman social, political, and legal history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Serena Connolly is Assistant Professor of Classics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.

Review:

A very interesting contribution to our picture of the imperial system of petition and response. . . . Connolly gives us . . . a synoptic view of what was arguably the most important role of the Roman emperor during the Early Empire. (Michael Peachin New York University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 65.00
US$ 907.85

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Serena Connolly
Published by Indiana University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0253354013 ISBN 13: 9780253354013
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0253354013

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 907.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Serena Connolly
Published by Indiana University Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0253354013 ISBN 13: 9780253354013
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Indiana University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0253354013

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1,074.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds