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Absentia
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[German version]

Absence of persons or lack of facts with significant public or civil legal consequences: 1. Absence of a civis Romanus on the  census date, when personal presence is required (Vell. Pat. 2,7,7; exceptions: Gell. NA 5,19,16). Inexcused absentia can cause disadvantageous estimation of assets and class assignment (Cic. Att. 1,18,8), and can also bring sanctions as harsh as the forced sale of assets (Zon. 7,19).

2: The absentia of a candidate for public office during registration as a candidate and also during candidacy. Candidacy assumes personal re…

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Gizewski, Christian (Berlin), “Absentia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e101210>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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