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

Lintott, Andrew

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1992
ISBN 10: 0521403731 / ISBN 13: 9780521403733
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First edition thus, 1992. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 293 pp., illustrated (including fold-outs at rear), clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Uncommon in hardcover. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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.

Book Description: A complete re-edition of the texts of two Roman laws from the second century BC, which have survived from antiquity on 12 fragments of bronze. The laws are of considerable interest to historians since they provide important evidence for the understanding of the revolutionary period which led to the overthrow of the Roman Republic.

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Title: Judicial Reform and Land Reform in the Roman...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition thus.

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