The Resource Being a Roman citizen, Jane F. Gardner

Being a Roman citizen, Jane F. Gardner

Label
Being a Roman citizen
Title
Being a Roman citizen
Statement of responsibility
Jane F. Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a book about Roman law for Roman historians. It reveals that the rules stated baldly in legal textbooks had a real and active function in maintaining the fabric of Roman society. As well as references to legal texts and literary sources, it makes use of epigraphic material, including recent finds in Italy and Spain, and of significant finds from Pompeii which show law in action in the commercial life of Puteoli. The rights and duties of Roman citizens in private life were affected by certain basic differences in their formal status. Women, ex-slaves, adults with living fathers, convicted criminals, play-actors - even the blind, deaf and dumb, and the mentally ill - although all were citizens, they were far from having equal legal rights and capacities. Jane F. Gardner examines in detail what the particular legal disabilities were which affected each group and also what the practical implications of these were for the conduct of daily life. She also considers whether and how they may be related to the distinctively Roman institution of patria potestas, and to direct personal participation and interaction, which was a requirement for most transactions with legal consequences for persons and property. In Being a Roman Citizen Jane F. Gardner sheds new light on Roman citizenship and challenges common assumptions about the reasons for discrimination between individuals and about the social attitudes implied
Cataloging source
COCUF
Dewey number
340.5/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KJA2930
LC item number
.G37 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Being a Roman citizen, Jane F. Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-239) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Disabilities of Roman Citizens -- 2. Birth: The Freedman's Condition -- 3. Dependence: The Adult Child -- 4. Gender: The Independent Woman -- 5. Behaviour: Disgrace and Disrepute -- 6. Participation: The Handicapped Citizen -- 7. Conclusion: The Face-To-Face Society
Control code
ocn191661830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415001540
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17553660
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191661830
  • pebcs0203032128

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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