Conubium(399 words)

Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen)

[German version]

In Rome being eligible to marry (conubium) was a prerequisite for a legally valid marriage. Both partners had to have the conubium: Conubium est uxoris iure ducendae facultas. Conubium habent cives Romani cum civibus Romanis: cum Latinis autem et peregrinis ita, si concessum sit. Cum servis nullum est conubium (‘Conubium is the legal ability to marry a woman. Roman citizens have the conubium to marry each other but, only by special dispensation, to marry Latins and other foreigners . There is no conubium with slaves’; Ulp. 5,3-5). That description omits to mentio…

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen). "Conubium." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 24 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/conubium-e304920>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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