Casebook on Roman Family Law

ISBN-10: 0195161866
ISBN-13: 9780195161861
Authors: Bruce W. Frier, Thomas A. J. McGinn, Joel Lidov, Joel Lidov
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The Roman household (familia) was in many respects dramatically different from the modern family. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to about A.D. 250) there survive many legal sources that describe Roman households, often in the most intimate detail. The subject matter of these ancient sources includes marriage and divorce, the property aspects of marriage, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans. This casebook presents 235 representative texts drawn largely from Roman legal sources, especially Justinian's Digest. These cases and the discussion questions that follow provide a good introduction to…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 532 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall Weight: 1.958 lbs. Language: English