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date: 21 November 2019

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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

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