Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter examines juridical epigraphy, that is, normative texts involving officials and organs of the Roman state (“sources of law”) and private legal documents, such as wills, commercial and financial instruments, and judicial documents. This material complements the legal sources surviving in the literary tradition. The chapter analyzes collective resolutions, sacred laws and pronouncements by emperors and officials, and private documents, concluding with a brief discussion of the unity of judicial epigraphy .

Keywords: inscriptions, collective resolutions, Roman statutes, leges, senatus consulta, colonial and municipal codes, lex Irnitana, lex coloniae Genetivae Iuliae, treaties, sacred laws, private legal documents, writing tablets, tabulae Sulpiciorum, Roman emperors

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.