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Macedo
(166 words)

[German version]

[1] Indebted Roman under Vespasian, 1st cent. AD

According to the Digesta (14,6,1), under Vespasian a M. who was being pressured by his creditors is said to have killed his father so that he could settle his debts. A senatus consultum was therefore enacted stating that there was no option - even after the death of the father - for a creditor to bring a suit against sons who are under the authority of their father and have taken up a loan [1.; 2. 443f.]. Naming a sen…

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Macedo”, 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 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e715290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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