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    A Casebook on Roman Family Law (American Philological Association Classical Resources Series) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Bruce W. Frier, By (author) Thomas A. J. McGinn

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    DescriptionThe 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 the basic legal problems associated with the ordinary families of Roman citizens. The arrangement of materials conveys to students an understanding of the basic rules of Roman family law while also providing them with the means to question these rules and explore the broader legal principles that underlie them. Included cases invite the reader to wrestle with actual Roman legal problems, as well as to think about Roman solutions in relation to modern law. In the process, the reader should gain confidence in handling fundamental forms of legal thinking, which have persisted virtually unchanged from Roman times until the present. This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law. A course based on this casebook should be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand better Roman social history, either as part of a larger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a preparation for law school.

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    A Casebook on Roman Family Law
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce W. Frier, By (author) Thomas A. J. McGinn
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 532
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 745 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195161861
    ISBN 10: 0195161866

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    glossary, bibliography, index
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    06 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bruce W. Frier is Professor of Classics and Roman Law at the University of Michigan. Thomas A.J. McGinn is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Vanderbilt University.
    Review quote
    "The great merit of this casebook, like its predecessor, is not only that it makes accessible to a non-specialist audience a collection of sources that are forbidding and largely unknown even to most classicists, but also that it presents avenues for exploring ways in which the discourse of law reacts to, engages with, and problematically reflects and refracts social attitudes and experience. Those who elect to construct a course in Roman law along the lines suggested by F/M have been richly equipped to do so. There are many others who will want to own this book (and its predecessor on delict) and to include it on their syllabi as a resource for legal and social history."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review