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Localized LawThe Babatha and Salome Komaise Archives$
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Kimberley Czajkowski

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198777335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777335.001.0001

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Kimberley Czajkowski

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the likelihood of legal experts being present in the province and how these may have been utilized by the parties. The broader evidence for such legal experts in the Roman Empire is briefly set out, and it is then argued that the strongest evidence for the influence of some kind of legal practitioners in Roman Arabia lies in the presence of P. Yadin 28–30 (an actio tutelae) in the Babatha archive. While the papyri’s relationship to the guardianship dispute that is attested by other documents in the archive is extremely problematic, it is suggested that the documents are still extremely valuable in their attestation of some level of (Roman) legal knowledge in the new province. Exactly how these three papyri may have been procured and used by Babatha is also considered at length.

Keywords:   legal expert, legal knowledge, guardianship, papyrus, archive

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