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The Emperor, the Law and Imperial Administration  

Werner Eck

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
The political space and administrative apparatus of the Imperial government were legally stipulated and enclosed. Politics and administration had to follow the rules of the ius publicum. ... More

Law and Social Formation in the Roman Empire  

Dennis P. Kehoe

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the different features of law and social formation in the Roman Empire. It notes that the Roman Empire had diverse legal traditions, and that the most basic ... More

The Roman Empire I: The Republic  

Henrik Mouritsen

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of the Roman Empire as a republic, explaining the formation of the Roman republic, its durability and relative stability, and the military expansionism ... More

The Roman Empire IIThe Monarchy  

Peter Fibiger Bang

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the transformation of the Roman Empire from a republican to a monarchy system of government, explaining that the republican system was replaced because its political ... More

Roman Society in the Courtroom  

Leanne Bablitz

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explains the presence of the Roman courtrooms in society. It reveals that the Roman courts are valuable sources of information on the social history of Rome. It then ... More

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