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Law in the Roman Provinces

Kimberley Czajkowski, Benedikt Eckhardt, and Meret Strothmann


The study of the Roman empire has changed dramatically in the last century. Emphasis is now placed on understanding the experiences of subject populations, rather than focusing solely on the Roman imperial elites. Local experiences, and interactions between periphery and centre are an intrinsic component in our picture of the empire’s function over and against the earlier, top-down model. But where does law fit in to this new, decentralized picture of empire? This volume brings together internationally renowned scholars from legal and historical backgrounds to study the operation of law in eac ... More

Keywords: Roman empire, Romanization, law, provinces, Roman history, Roman law

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198844082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberley Czajkowski, editor
Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Edinburgh

Benedikt Eckhardt, editor
Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Edinburgh

Meret Strothmann, editor
Lecturer in Ancient History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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1 Introduction

Kimberley Czajkowski and Benedikt Eckhardt

Part I Egypt and the Near East

2 Aequum et iustum

Andrea Jördens

6 Law and Romanization in Judaea

Kimberley Czajkowski

Part II Asia Minor and Greece

14 Lesbos in the Roman Empire

Athina Dimopoulou

Part III Africa and the West

23 Perspectives*

Giovanna D. Merola