Some Thoughts about Succession in Provincial Context


The Roman law of succession was ruled by strict prescriptions set out by public law – strongly linked to status and citizenship. In Roman Egypt, the Idios Logos regularly interfered to enforce the severe separation of classes, applying the special tools of fiscal administration. The remarkable dynamic of privileges and restrictions mirrors changing imperial policy. The present contribution is focused on soldier's wills, on the interaction between Roman law and Graeco-Egyptian legal culture in the light of documentary texts.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p584

Keywords: Inheritance; soldier's wills; citizenship

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