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Ordo

(898 words)

Author(s): Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) | Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon) | Heimgartner, Martin (Basel)
bezeichnet lat. sowohl eine Ordnung (z.B. eine Marsch- oder Prozeßordnung) als auch die Gruppe oder Körperschaft, in die mehrere oder viele eingeordnet waren (auch im Pl. ordines), z.B. die röm. Ritterschaft ( o. equester

Provincia

(1,207 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] A. Wortbedeutung Die etym. Verknüpfung von lat. p. (“Provinz”) mit ( pro-)vincere, “(vorher) besiegen”, bei Festus (253: p. appellantur quod populus Romanus eas provicit, i.e. ante vicit) ist wenig glaubwürdig und dürfte auf einer Volksetym. beruhen. Auch Isidorus' Erklärung, provinciae seien die “fern” ( procul) von It. gelegenen, überseeischen Herrschaftsbezirke gewesen, ist nicht überzeugender (Isid. orig. 14,5,19: procul positas regiones provincias appellaverunt). Am wahrscheinlichsten ist der Anschluß an urgerm. *fro, “Herr” (so [1. 377 f.]). Der …

Quattuorviri

(382 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
Beamtencollegien in Rom, It. und dem Westen des röm. Reiches, die aus vier ( quattuor) Personen ( viri) bestanden und unterschiedliche Aufgaben versehen konnten. [English version] I. Rom 1) Das Collegium der q. viarum curandarum (anfangs wohl q. viis in urbe purgandis genannt) hatte die Aufgabe, für die Reinhaltung der Straßen innerhalb der Stadtmauern zu sorgen. Sie gehörten zu den “Zwanzigmännern” ( vigintiviri ), einer Gruppe von Ämtern, die junge Senatoren vor der ersten Magistratur des cursus honorum bekleideten. Ihre Aufgabe läßt sie als Hilfsbeamte der aediles

Origo

(294 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] (“Abstammung”). Im Gegensatz zu den Poleis in Griechenland und den unabhängigen Gemeinden im vorröm. Italien fielen in den hell. Reichen und dann im röm. Reich die Zugehörigkeit zu der größeren polit. Einheit und die zu der Geburts- und Wohngemeinde auseinander. Erstere wird meist als griech. politeía bzw. lat. civitas (B.) bezeichnet, für letztere war, v.a. im ptolem. Ägypten, der griech. Ausdruck ἡ ἰδία <κώμη> ( hē idía <kṓmē>, “das eigene Dorf”) gebräuchlich, in Rom seit der Kaiserzeit o. Neben der eigentlichen “Staatsangehörigkeit” bezeichnet o. also eine “…

Meddix

(201 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] (osk. medìss). Bezeichnung bei den Oskern (Osci) und Volskern (Volsci) für den Beamten (Fest. 123), die etym. lat. iudex entspricht. Wenn damit der Obermagistrat einer touta, “(Gesamt-)Volk”, gemeint ist, wird gelegentlich (so z.B. bei den Campanern, Liv. 24,19,2) zu dem m. ein tuticus hinzugefügt (entsprechend magistratus populi bzw. publicus). Bei Ennius [1] (ann. 298) gibt es neben dem summus meddix (= m. tuticus?) einen alter meddix, möglicherweise den eines pagus . Daneben scheint es Spezial- meddices mit Beinamen gegeben zu haben (vgl. [1] s.v.). Normaler…

Foedus Cassianum

(228 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Nach dem Sieg über die Latiner am lacus Regillus 493 v.Chr. von dem Consul Sp. Cassius [I 19] Vecellinus geschlossenes Bündnis mit den Latinern, das 486 auf die Herniker ausgedehnt wurde. Das Dokument war noch in Ciceros Zeit auf einer Bronzesäule (der originalen?) am Forum erhalten (Cic. Balb. 53). Die Historizität des Textes wird heute, ebenso wie die Frühdatierung, gegenüber der früheren Forschung anerkannt [1. 68f.; 2. 299-301]. Die hauptsächlichen Bestimmungen finden sich bei Dion. …

Populus

(205 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] P. bezeichnet in histor. Zeit die Gesamtheit der erwachsenen, männlichen röm. Bürger, d. h. unter Ausschluß von Frauen und Kindern sowie Fremden und Sklaven. P. ( Romanus) wird seit der späten Republik zur Bezeichnung für die res publica ( Romana), den röm. Staat (Cic. rep. 1,25,39: est igitur ... res publica res populi), wobei der p. als Zusammenschluß einer durch Anerkennung des Rechts und des gemeinsamen Nutzens geeinten Menge definiert wird (s. [2. 315-318]). Dabei ist es durchaus möglich, daß auf dem röm. Staatsgebiet weitere populi existieren (s. Quirites;…

Latinischer Städtebund

(144 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Bund der Städte ( populi) in Latium Vetus, organisiert um das Heiligtum des Iuppiter Latiaris am mons Albanus , teilweise auch um das der Diana von Aricia. Die Rechte der Mitglieder waren geregelt im foedus Cassianum . Zuerst in der Zeit der tarquin. Könige, dann im 4. Jh.v.Chr. kam der Bund mehr und mehr unter röm. Herrschaft. 338 wurde die Mehrzahl der Mitglieder annektiert; die übrigen waren nun die prisci Latini. Latini, Latium (mit Karte) Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography T.J. Cornell, The Beginnings of Rome, 1995, 293ff.  H. Galsterer, Herrschaft und Ver…

Civitas

(589 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] A. Gemeinde C. ist die Gesamtheit der cives, wie societas diejenige der socii. In seiner Bed. ziemlich synonym mit populus , wird es von den Römern selten für den eigenen Staat verwandt (dafür: populus Romanus), ist aber offizieller Ausdruck für alle nichtröm. Gemeinden, Stämme oder griech. poleis mit republikanischer Verfassung. Kennzeichen einer c. ist ein Staatsvolk, fast immer ein bestimmtes Territorium sowie eine gewisse Autonomie ( suis legibus uti) und meist ein städtisches Zentrum. Einteilung nach dem Rechtsgrund des Verhältnisses der c. zu Rom, als c. f…

Bundesgenossensystem

(788 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] A. Definition Unter dem Ausdruck “B.” (Hantos, der Ausdruck betont zu sehr den Systemcharakter!) oder “Italischer Bund” (Beloch) versteht man die Art und Weise der röm. Herrschaft über It. in der Republik. Die Römer scheinen keinen eigenen Namen für dieses Gebilde besessen zu haben, in Dokumenten begegnet die Umschreibung socii nominisque (oder nominisve) Latini quibus ex formula milites in terra Italia imperare solent [1]. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) [English version] B. Teilnehmer Geographisch umfaßte das B. die Apenninhalbinsel ohne die Inseln. A…

Quirites

(208 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Populus Romanus Q. (oder, später, Quiritium) ist die offizielle Bezeichnung der röm. Bürgerschaft. Sie enthält den Namen der Stadt ( Romanus) und den des populus ( Q.), wie auch im Falle von Ardea ( Ardeates Rutuli) und Lavinium ( Laurentes Lavinates), wo der Name der Stadt neben dem des dort siedelnden Volks steht. Der Sing. Quiris ist nur in altertümlichen Formeln erh. (Fest. 304: ollus Quiris). Umstritten ist weiterhin die etym. Herleitung des Begriffes. Die Römer selbst wollten Q. nicht von dem Gott Quirinus und dem Quirinal (Mons Quirinalis) trennen u…

Praedium

(202 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Abgeleitet von lat. praes, dem “Bürgen”, der mit seinem Besitz bei der Verpachtung öffentl. Aufgaben (und seit alters wohl auch im Zivilrecht: vgl. Lex XII tab. 1,4) für einen anderen bürgte. P. wird nahezu synonym mit fundus (“Großgrundbesitz”) verwendet, wobei zur näheren Bezeichnung p. meist mit dem Ort, in dessen Territorium es lag, fundus mit dem Namen des Erstbesitzers bezeichnet wird (z. B. p. Nomentanum, fundus Sextilianus). P. umfaßte das Landgut im eigentlichen Sinne wie auch die darauf gelegenen Gebäude. Je nach Lage oder Besitzer spricht das röm.…

Quinqueviri

(116 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Collegien von fünf ( quinque) Männern ( viri) unterhalb der Magistratsebene ( magistratus ), die in Rom und It. vielfach ad hoc zur Regelung öffentl. Angelegenheiten eingesetzt wurden. Von Dauer waren nur das Collegium der q. cis Tiberim, die im Auftrag der tresviri capitales , dann der aediles als Nachtwache dienten und in dieser Funktion auch in ital. municipia als q. erscheinen, wie auch das quinquevirale iudicium aus fünf Senatoren, das seit 376 n. Chr. bei Kapitalklagen gegen Senatoren unter dem Vorsitz des praefectus urbi als Gericht fungierte. …

Lapis Satricanus

(235 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Leicht beschädigte Steininschr. aus der 2. H. des 6. Jh.v.Chr., die 1977 in Satricum (Latium) unter dem um 500 v.Chr. errichteten Mater Matuta-Tempel entdeckt wurde. Die Inschr., eine der frühesten in lat. Sprache, ist gut lesbar: - - -iei steterai Popliosio Valesiosio /suodales Mamartei (“es haben aufgestellt des Publius Valerius Genossen dem Mars”). Am verstümmelten Anfang ist wohl [med h]ei (“mich hier”) zu lesen, womit das Objekt den Betrachter anspricht (so [1]; weniger wahrscheinlich Sal]iei, so [2], oder Iun]ei, so [3]). Vermutlich stammt die Insch…

Municipium

(1,589 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] A. Etymologie und Definition Älter als lat. m. ist wohl der Begriff municipes. Nach Meinung ant. Historiker wie Varro (ling. 5,179) leitete er sich ab von munia (bzw. munera) capere, “Pflichten übernehmen”; die Erklärung “Geschenke empfangen” bei [7. 26] ist ebenso abzulehnen wie die ant. Deutung bei Gellius (16,13,7), m. sei als munus honorarium (“Ehrenvorrecht”) zu verstehen. Gemeint sind bei Varro vielmehr die Pflichten der röm. Bürger wie Militärdienst und Steuerzahlung, die die municipes übernahmen, ohne im eigentlichen Sinn röm. Bürger zu sein …

Coloniae

(1,213 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] A. Definition Eine colonia war eine Ansiedlung von Bürgern (mit einer mehr oder weniger großen Beimischung von Nichtbürgern) zur mil. und polit. Festigung der röm. Herrschaft, später zur Versorgung von Veteranen und gelegentlich stadtröm. Proletariat, fast immer in einer eroberten Stadt, deren Bürger in irgendeiner Form an der Kolonie beteiligt werden (vgl. die Definition bei Serv. Aen. 1,12). Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) [English version] B. Gründung und Verfassung C. werden aufgrund von Volksgesetz durch Beamte, meist IIIviri c. deducendae, ab Marius mehr …

Lex Irnitana

(392 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Einziges zu großen Teilen erh. lat. Stadtgesetz, für ein latin. municipium aus der Zeit Domitians (E. 1. Jh.n.Chr.); gefunden bei illegalen Grabungen 1981 in El Saucejo im S der h. Prov. Sevilla in Südspanien und von den Behörden für das Arch. Nationalmuseum Sevilla aufgekauft (Erstveröffentlichung: [2], mit engl. Übers.; maßgeblicher Text: [4]). Von den urspr. zehn Br.-Tafeln (H 58 cm, B 91 cm) sind sechs (III, V, VII-X), wenn auch teilweise in Trümmern, fast vollständig erh. Zusammen mit einigen Fragmenten der verlorenen Tafeln und dem Paralleltext in der lex Mal…

Tribus

(1,545 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
Subunit of the Roman population ( populus ), arranged solely on a local basis according to residence from at least the Republican period. [German version] I. Meaning and oldest form Roman etymology already derived tribus from its recollection of tres ( 'three'), the number of the oldest tribus. According to Varro (Ling. 5,55), the Roman territory was at first divided into three parts, and the term tribus derived from the Titi(ens)es, Ramnes and Luceres ( ager Romanus primum divisus in partes tres a quo tribus appellata Titiensium, Ramnium, Lucerum 'the Roman land was first divided i…

Latin law

(922 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
( ius Latii). [German version] I. Before the dissolution of the Latin league Because of their common language and culture, Romans and Latins possessed largely identical legal systems. This fact was given precision in the foedus Cassianum . It included commercium and conubium , the right to the spoils in joint wars as well as the right to settle in other states of the Latin federation and to become citizens (basis of the exilium ). This legal status was also granted to newly founded Latin coloniae . Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) II. As a legal status in the Imperium Romanum [German version] A. To th…

Lapis Satricanus

(263 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Stone inscription, slightly damaged, of the 2nd half of the 6th cent. BC, discovered in 1977 at Satricum (Latium) beneath the Temple of Mater Matuta, which was constructed around 500 BC. The inscription, one of the earliest in the Latin language, is readily legible: - - -iei steterai Popliosio Valesiosio/suodales Mamartei (‘dedicated by the companions of Publius Valerius to Mars’). The incomplete beginning is probably to be read as [med h]ei (‘me here’), the object thus addressing the reader (see [1]; less likely Sal]iei, see [2], or Iun]ei, see [3]). The inscriptio…

Lex Salpensana

(95 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Municipal law from the time of Domitian (end of the 1st cent. AD) for the Latin municipium Flavium Salpensanum, modern Facialcazar near Utrera (province of Seville) in southern Spain, of which a bronze tablet with chs. 21-29 was found together with the lex Malacitana (today in the Archaeological National Museum of Madrid) in 1861. The text is, with some differences, identical to the corresponding chs. in the lex Irnitana . Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography CIL II 1963 ILS 6088 H. Freis, Histor. Inschr. zur röm. Kaiserzeit, 1984, no. 59 (German translation).

Votive inscriptions

(323 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] VI, which denote an object as a votive offering to a deity (or deities) by one or more persons, are among the oldest inscriptions; they may express gratitude for victory in a battle or for a merchant ship that has returned safely home. VI were often made because of a vow taken in a moment of danger, hence the formula VSLM, votum soluit libens merito ('he has honoured the vow of his own free will and according to custom'). The inscription medium was either a stone pedestal (such as for statues) or the dedicated object itself (for instance, helmets or chest ar…

Origo

(340 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] ('Derivation'). In contrast to the Greek poleis and the independent local communities of pre-Roman Italy, a distinction existed in the Hellenistic kingdoms and thereafter in the Roman Empire between the sense of belonging to the greater political unit and the feeling of membership of the community in which one was born and lived. The former was mostly called politeía in Greek and civitas (B.) in Latin, and for the latter, primarily in Ptolemaic Egypt, the Greek expression ἡ ἰδία <κώμη> ( hē idía <kṓmē>, 'one's own village') was common. In Rome from the Imperial …

Conciliabulum

(189 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Conciliabulum (from concilium) in the legal meaning is an assembly place or, more often, just the venue ( locus ubi in concilium convenitur, Fest. p. 33) at which citizens gathered for the proclamation of laws, levying etc. The word describes a settlement with elementary self-government in the territory of one of the tribus rusticae. In the context of the ager Romanus we hear of per fora et conciliabula (Liv. 25,22,4; 39,14,7 etc.), which -- as in the lex Poetelia of 358 -- provides an excellent parallel to the nundinae in the city of Rome. In late Republican laws it…

Provincia

(1,263 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A. Meaning of the word The etymological connection of Latin provincia (‘province’) with pro- vincere (‘defeat beforehand’) in Festus (253: “provinciae appellantur quod populus Romanus eas provicit, i.e. ante vicit”) is not plausible and probably based on a popular etymology. Likewise, Isidore’s explanation of provinciae as overseas territory ‘far from’ ( procul) Italy is no more convincing (Isid. Orig. 14,5,19: “procul positas regiones provincias appellaverunt”). The most probable link is with proto-Germanic * fro, ‘lord’ [1. 377 f.]. However, the meaning o…

Monumentum Ancyranum

(573 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Among the documents left behind by Augustus and read out in the Senate after his death in AD 14 was an index rerum a se gestarum (‘Report of Actions’), which was then published on two bronze tablets set up in front of the Mausoleum Augusti (Suet. Aug. 101,4; Cass. Dio 56,33 and R.Gest.div.Aug. prooem.; on the setting up of the tablets and their reconstruction see [8. 6 fig.]). A copy of this text with a Greek translation was attached to the temple of the imperial cult in Ancyra (modern Ankara), the capita…

Tabula Lugdunensis

(107 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Bronze tablet from Lugdunum (modern Lyon) with part of a speech by the emperor Claudius [III 1] in the Senate in which as censor in AD 47/8 he supports the wish of Gaulish nobles to be accepted into the Senate. Comparison of the original text (CIL XIII 1668 = ILS 212) with the version in Tacitus (Ann. 11,23-25) is revealing of the latter's way of working. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography H. Freis, Historische Inschriften zur römischen Kaiserzeit, 21994, no. 34 (German translation)  F. Vittinghoff, Zur Rede des Kaisers Claudius über die Aufnahme von 'Gall…

Socii

(298 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Rome's allies in Italy and, in exceptional cases, also communities and individuals outside Italy were already known as socii in antiquity. The socii in Italy were listed in the formula togatorum, a schedule which laid down the extent of the obligation to provide military contributions, as communities from which Rome was accustomed to require the provision of soldiers for the Roman army (' socii nominis(ve) Latini quibus <sc. Romani> ex formula milites in terra Italia imperare solent': lex agraria of 111 BC, FIRA 1, no. 8, ll. 21 and 50). The criterion for m…

Ingenuus

(400 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] [1] Governor of Pannonia and Moesia, proclaimed emperor rather than Gallienus in 260 AD Governor of Pannonia and Moesia, proclaimed emperor rather than  Gallienus in AD 260 by the Moesian legions after  Valerianus was captured by the Persians and the Sarmatians threatened to invade (S HA Tyr. Trig. 9,1; Aur. Vict. Caes. 33,2; Zon. 12,24, p. 143 D). Gallienus' cavalry leader  Aureolus defeated him at Mursa near Sirmium. I. lost his life while fleeing (Zon. loc. cit..; Aur. Vict. Caes. 32,2; Eutr. 9,8,1; Oros. 7,22,10; Chron. min. 1, 521,45 Mommsen). Franke, Thomas (Boch…

Lex Ursonensis

(216 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Flavian copy of the municipal law of the Caesarean colonia Iulia Genetiva in Urso, of which four almost complete tablets were found in 1870/71, and an additional 12 fragments were found in and near Osuna (province of Seville) in Southern Spain (today in the Archaeological National Museum of Madrid) in 1925. Originally the law probably comprised nine tablets with three or five columns of text each and just over 140 sections ( rubricae), of which 61-82, 91-106 and 123-134 are almost entirely extant and several others are preserved in fragments. The charter of the colony …

Municipium

(1,885 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A. Etymologie and Definition It is possible that the Latin term municipes predates that of municipium. In the view of historians such as Varro (Ling. 5,179), the former is derived from munia (or respectively munera) capere, ‘the undertaking of duties’; the explanation ‘the receiving of gifts’ in [7. 26] has to be rejected in the same way as the ancient interpretation by Gellius (16,13,7) that municipium was to be seen as munus honorarium (‘honorary privilege’). Varro referred to obligations by Roman citizens such as military service and payment of taxes which the munici…

Pagus

(449 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (Pl. pagi, etymologically related to pangere and pax; 'region with fixed borders'). The Latin pagus refers to the non-urbanized 'district', whose population lived in individual farms and villages ( vici; see vicus ), possibly with one or more oppida ( oppidum ) serving as a refuge; the pagus was the customary form of settlement for many Italian tribes, esp. the Oscan population of the mountainous regions of Central Italy [4] and among the Celts of Upper Italy [2]. The Romans used pagus as the designation for the subdivision of an urban territory. The pagi in the Roman Con…

Tabula Banasitana

(124 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Bronze inscription from Banasa (in Mauretania Tingitana) with copies ( exempla) of three documents and a list of 12 witnesses, probably members of the imperial consilium. It deals with a conferment of citizenship under Marcus Aurelius on 6 July AD 177: at his own request, Iulianus, a princeps of the Zegrensi tribe, and his family are granted Roman citizenship for extraordinary service ( maxima merita), without prejudice to his tribal rights ( salvo iure gentis). The TB is important evidence of the conditions for conferring citizenship at the end of the …

Senatus consultum de Bac(ch)analibus

(539 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Edict of the consuls Q. Marcius [I 17] Philippus and Sp. Postumius [I 8] Albinus, on the basis of a Senate ruling ( senatus consultum ) of 7 October 186 BC, ordering the suppression of the Bacchanalia in Rome and Italy (ll. 2 f.). The sole surviving copy of the edict, found at Tiriolo (province of Catanzaro) in 1640, is directed towards the authories in the Bruttian ager Teuranus (ll. 30), and orders official announcements to be made on at least three market days (l. 22 f.). The bronze tablet, measuring 27 x 28 cm and contained in a Baroque frame…

Meddix

(230 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (Oscan medìss). Oscan ( Osci) and Volscian ( Volsci) term for an official (Fest. 123), which is etymologically equivalent to the Latin iudex. If the term refers to the supreme magistrate of a touta, an ‘(entire) people’, occasionally (for example, among the Campanians, Liv. 24,19,2) tuticus is added (analogous to magistratus populi or publicus). In Ennius [1] (Enn. Ann. 298) there is an alter meddix in addition to the summus meddix (= m. tuticus), possibly the meddix of a pagus as well. There also seem to have been other meddices whose particular responsibilities were…

Tabula Bantina

(273 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Fragments of a bronze tablet, inscribed on both sides, from Bantia (at modern Venosa) in Lucania. The front, written first, contains the sanctio of a Roman statute. Since present and future magistrates are bound in it by oath to refrain from any undertaking against the law, it is often seen as part of a l ex Appuleia ( agraria or maiestatis; Ap(p)uleius [I 11]) of 103 or 100 BC; in any case, it is from the end of the 2nd cent. BC. Listed on the back, used later, are several sections of the municipal law of Bantia (or a draft of it), in the…

Lex Malacitana

(115 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Municipal law from the time of Domitian (end of the 1st cent. AD) for the Latin municipium Flavium Malacitanum, modern Málaga in southern Spain, of which a bronze tablet was found in 1861 with chs. 51-69 together with the lex Salpensana (today in the Archaeological National Museum of Madrid). The text of chs. 59-69 is identical, with several differences, to that of the corresponding chs. in the lex Irnitana ; this would probably also apply to the rest of the law. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography CIL II 1964 ILS 6089 H. Freis, Histor. Inschr. zur röm. Kaiserzeit, 1…

Senatus consultum Hosidianum

(270 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Senatorial decision, named after the AD 47 suffect consul, Cn. Hosidius [4] Geta [1. 609-612]. It provided for public regulation of private construction work (Building law B.). The bronze tablet with the text of the SC was excavated at Herculaneum around 1600 and is now lost. Like the somewhat later SC Volusianum (AD 56), which was recorded on the same tablet, the SC Hosidianum penalized the purchase of domus and villae for the purpose of demolition with subsequent resale at a higher price of the materials and land, to stop the speculation in urban…

Ordo

(1,047 words)

Author(s): Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) | Le Bohec, Yann (Lyon) | Heimgartner, Martin (Halle)
in Latin referred both to an order (e.g. the marching order or that of a legal process) as well as to groups or corporations, into which several or many persons were organized (also in the plural ordines), e.g. the Roman equites ( ordo equester). [German version] I. Procedural law In a procedural context the term ordo is traditionally used in the composition of the ' ordo iudiciorum' (Cod. Iust. 7,45,4). It signified the proper types of legal procedure (cf. still today: 'proper' jurisdiction) both of the formulary procedure ( formula ) as well as of the actions at law proceedings ( legis actio

Tabula Hebana

(219 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] The five bronze fragments, belonging together, of the TH (from Heba in Etruria) can - just like the Tabula Siarensis found in Siarum (in the province of Seville) in 1980 and other fragments from Todi and Rome - be related to a dossier containing a senatus consultum and a law, based on it, of the consuls of AD 20 ( lex Valeria Aurelia) with decrees for the honouring of Germanicus [2], who had died in AD 19. The dossier provides insight into the functioning of the comitia centuriata during the Imperial period and into the mobilisation of public loyalty for the imperi…

Aesculetum

(52 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Grove of oaks ( aesculus) in Rome, to whose branches the coronae civicae were bound. It lay in the western Campus Martius, opposite the island in the Tiber, by the Lungotevere Cenci. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography S. Panciera, Ancora tra epigrafia e topografia, in: L'Urbs. Espace Urbain et Histoire, 1987, 62-73.

Praedium

(215 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Derived from the Latin praes, 'bondsman', who acted as guarantor with his property for another in the leasing of public duties (and from time out of mind probably also in civil law: cf. Lex XII tab. 1,4). Praedium is used almost synonymously with fundus (Large estates); where more closely defined, a praedium is usually denoted by the place in whose territory it lay, a fundus by the name of the original owner (e.g. praedium Nomentanum, fundus Sextilianus). Praedium includes the estate in the literal sense as well as the buildings on it. Depending on the location or owner,…

Quirites

(218 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Populus Romanus Quirites (or, later, Quiritium) was the official term for the Roman citizenry. It contains the name of the city ( Romanus) and that of the populus ( Quirites), as with Ardea ( Ardeates Rutuli) and Lavinium ( Laurentes Lavinates), where the name of the city stood alongside that of the people living there. The singular form, Quiris, survives only in archaic formulae (Fest. 304: ollus Quiris). The etymological derivation of the term is still disputed. The Romans themselves wished to separate Quirites neither from the god Quirinus nor the Quirinal Hil…

Lex de imperio Vespasiani

(396 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A bronze plaque in the Capitoline Museum in Rome contains the end of the lex de imperio Vespasiani, the so-called enabling law for Vespasianus, with which the Senate decreed at the end of AD 69 - after the death of Vitellius - to Vespasian cuncta principibus solita (‘all that is usual for emperors’, Tac. Hist. 4,3,3), and which was put before the comitia at the beginning of 70 [1. 104f.]. The inscription (from the Lateran?), which no-one could read at the time because of its classical capital letters, served Cola di Rienzo in 1347 for the foundation…

Municipal law

(1,388 words)

Author(s): Renger, Johannes (Berlin) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] I. Ancient Orient In the field of  legal texts in cuneiform, the political structure of the Mesopotamian confederation, that at times comprised small territorial states and at times large states stretching over the whole of southern Mesopotamia, created regional peculiarities that are demonstrated above all in the form of documents as well as in substantive law. The essential parameters of the legal system were defined by the structure of the society (Social structure), economy and f…

Foedus Cassianum

(240 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Alliance entered into with the Latins after the victory over them at the Lacus Regillus in 493 BC by the consul Sp.  Cassius [I 19] Vecellinus, which was extended to the Hernici in 486. The document was still preserved at the time of Cicero on a bronze column (the original?) in the Forum (Cic. Balb. 53). The historicity of the text is acknowledged today, as is the early dating, contrary to earlier research [1. 68f.; 2. 299-301]. The main conditions are found in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 6,95: peace …

Octoviri

(199 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A collegium of eight municipal officials (Municipium) in cities of eastern Central Italy: Amiternum, Nursia, Trebula Mutuesca, Interamnia Praetuttianorum and Plestia. From the end of the Republic, when octoviri are first documented epigraphically, for the most part the office broke down into individual groups. In Trebula Mutuesca, for instance, there were two VIIIviri duovirali potestate, VIIIviri aedilicia potestate, VIIIviri aerarii and VIIIviri fanorum each (CIL IX 4883, 4891, 4896). It is clear that the six-official scheme then usual in …

Tabula Heracleensis

(256 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (Herakleiensis). Bronze tablet (1·84 m × 0·38 m), broken into two parts, found in the area of ancient Heraclea [10] in Lucania. On the front sides of both parts, there are late 4th cent. BC regulations for the administration by public authorities of the estates of two temples, one of Dionysus and one of Athena. The end of a 1st cent. BC Latin text is preserved on the back of one of these tablets. Since the expected sanctio is missing, it can not be a law and therefore also not, as formerly presumed (as e.g. [1. 113-120]), a Caesarian l ex Iulia municipalis. The surviving pa…

Populus

(216 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] The populus in historical times describes the totality of adult, male Roman citizens, i.e. excluding women and children as well as foreigners and slaves. From the late Republic, populus ( Romanus) became a synonym for the res publica ( Romana), the Roman state (Cic. Rep. 1,25,39: est igitur ... res publica res populi), the populus being defined as the amalgamation of a group united in recognition of the law and of common purpose (v. [2. 315-318]). It was thus entirely possible that other populi might exist within the territory of the Roman state (v. Quirites; cf…

Tablettes Albertini

(117 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Archive of 53 (45 surviving) wooden tablets written in ink  from southern Numidia (between Capsa and Theveste), named after their publisher, E. Albertini: largely legal documents from the Vandal period (484-496 AD), predominantly sales of plots of land, providing important information on legal culture, language and above all the writing of the period. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography E. Albertini, Documents d'époque vandale découverts en Algérie, in: CRAI 1928, 301-303  Id., Actes de vente du Ve siècle trouvés dans la région de Tébessa (Algérie)…

Quinqueviri

(127 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Collegia made up of five ( quinque) men ( viri) below the magistrate level ( magistratus ); in Rome and Italy, they were frequently called ad hoc to settle public affairs. The only long-term office was the collegium of the quinqueviri cis Tiberim, who served as night watch on behalf of the tresviri [1] capitales and later of the aediles ; this function of the quinqueviri is also attested in Italian municipia . From AD 376, the five senators of the quinquevirale iudicium served as judges in capital charges against senators under the chairmanship of a praefectus urbi . …

Lex Irnitana

(446 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Only Latin city law extant in large sections, for a Latin municipium from the time of Domitian (end 1st cent. AD); found during illegal excavations in El Saucejo in the south of the modern province of Seville in southern Spain in 1981, and purchased by the authorities for the National Museum of Archaeology in Seville (initial publication: [2], with English translation; authoritative text: [4]). Of the original ten bronze tablets (H 58 cm, B 91 cm), six (III, V, VII-X) are almost completely extant, if also partially in pieces. We thus possess c. 70% of the entire text, ta…

Tabulae Caeritum

(280 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] In the TC Roman censors registered citizens from whom they had withdrawn the active or passive right to vote, by means of a nota censoria and/or by transfer into another tribus ( tribu movere). The term TC is explained from the original inclusion in this list of those citizens of the Etruscan city of Caere who were liable for military service. Presumably Caere gave its name to the list because in c. 390 BC it is supposed to have been the first community to receive civitas sine suffragio: Caere had provided help to Rome during the Gaulish attack in c. 390 BC and had in thanks b…

Socii (Roman confederation)

(849 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A. Definition The term "Roman confederation" or "Italic Federation" (Beloch) refers to the Roman manner of governing Italy during the Republic. The Romans themselves apparently had no name for this structure, in documents one encounters the paraphrase socii nominisque (or nominisve) Latini quibus ex formula milites in terra Italia imperare solent [1]. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) [German version] B. Participants Geographically, the confederation comprised the Apennine peninsula without the islands. The Ligurian and Gallic tribes of Upper Ita…

Civitas

(630 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A. Community Civitas is the totality of the cives, just as societas is that of the socii. Its meaning is largely synonymous with   populus , but it was rarely used by the Romans for their own state (instead: populus Romanus) but instead was the official expression for all non-Roman communities, tribes and Greek poleis with republican constitutions. A people of the state is the characteristic of a civis, almost always a defined territory with a certain  autonomy ( suis legibus uti) and mostly an urban centre. Classification was according to the legal basis of the re…

Sigla

(182 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Sigla, earlier notae, is the Latin name for abbreviations. Since the time of the Greeks, S. for names, titles, places etc. have been found on coins, conditioned by the small space available. In Greek inscriptions, on the other hand, S. are, at least in pre-Roman times,  extraordinarily rare. This is in stark  contrast to their extensive use amongst the Etruscans and above all the Romans, where some types of information - such as first names, tribus, former offices and set phrases fo…

Funerary inscriptions

(433 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Funerary inscriptions (FI) (now probably approaching a number of 200,000, cf. [3. 124,1]) emerged in the context of the cult of the dead with the purpose of marking the grave of a specific person so that sacrifices for the dead could be performed at the correct place. Furthermore, they soon took on the function of keeping alive the memory of this person and his achievements. They are located above ground at the burial site, or, in communal graves, on the urn holding the ashes, on the sarcophagus, or on the lid of the loculus (the burial niche). In addition to the inscrip…

Taxes

(6,422 words)

Author(s): Renger, Johannes (Berlin) | Römer, Malte (Berlin) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) | Pack, Edgar (Cologne) | Et al.
[German version] I. Mesopotamia Income needed to finance tasks of state and general social functions (administration, the military, irrigation, prestige buildings, the court, cults, etc.) did not come from an all-embracing system of taxation levied on individuals, transactions or property, but on a general duty of service and labour on the part of subjects. Under the oikos economy (3rd millennium BC), the palace’s income came predominantly from the domestic operation of the institutional economies of temple and palace. In the tribute-based economy da…

Coloniae

(1,410 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A. Definition A colonia was a settlement of citizens (with the addition of a greater or lesser proportion of non-citizens) for the military and political securing of Roman rule, later for providing for veterans and occasionally the Roman proletariat, almost always in a conquered city, the citizens of which would also be involved in the colony in some way (cf. the definition in Serv. Aen. 1,12). Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) [German version] B. Founding and constitution Coloniae are founded on the basis of the people's law by public officials, mainly IIIviri coloniae deduc…

Vici magistri

(456 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
(Singular vici magister). Elected leaders of vici (Vicus) in the city of Rome and in Italian cities. [German version] I. Rome VM are recorded as early as the Republic; their identification with the magistri collegiorum mentioned in Asconius (p. 6 Clark) cannot be doubted ( pace [2]). Their duties were the cult of the Lares Compitales (Lares [1] C) and organizing the Compitalia on 1 January. In the late Republic they were involved in the political activities of the collegia [1] and for a number of years were banned, until Clodius [I 4] permitted them again. They presumably…

Lapis niger

(186 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Block of black marble found at Rome in 1899 during excavations in the Forum Romanum in front of the Curia Iulia. It is probably the niger lapis in comitio from Fest. 184 L. The upper section of the stone is damaged; on five sides it bears a fragmentary inscription, difficult to read and dating from the (early?) 6th cent. BC (probably the lex sacra of the Volcanal, the surrounding sacred precinct), which mentions a ‘king’ ( recei), his ‘herald’ ( calator) and iouxmenta (draught animals? carts?). This may be the inscription which Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Ant. …

Pomerium

(595 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] The pomerium was the line, important in religious law, which at Rome and its colonies ( coloniae ) divided the urbs from the ager, i.e. the city in the strictest sense from its surrounding territories. Even in antiquity, the meaning of the word was obscure. According to point of view, it was etymologically explained as the line 'behind' ( post or pone murum) or 'in front of' ( promoerium) the city wall (Varro Ling. 5,143 and Gell. NA 13,14,1 versus Fest. 295), but neither etymology is likely to be tenable The establishment of the pomerium constituted the climax of a city f…

Foedus Gabinum

(148 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Alleged treaty from the time of king Tarquinius Superbus (end 6th cent. BC), which was still extant in the Augustan period on a shield covered in cowhide in the temple of Semo Sancus; documented in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4,58,4 and on coins of two Antistii (family from Gabii, C.  Antistius [II 7] Vetus and C. Antistius Reginus) from the Augustan period: FOEDUS P.R. CUM GABINIS (RIC2 1, 68 no. 363 and 73 no. 411). Main content was an isopoliteia between Rome and Gabii. According to Varro (Ling. 5,33) the ager Gabinus represented an exceptional feature of augural law between the age…

Foedus

(391 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Ceremonial treaty of peace and friendship between Rome and another state which is placed under the protection of the gods. By contrast to a truce ( indutiae) the foedus was drawn up for the long term ( pia et aeterna pax). The result of the foedus was a   societas or an   amicitia , Rome's partners were   foederati ,   socii or amici (the terms are not strictly differentiated). Originally the foedera were probably signed by the   fetiales in the form of a sponsio (Liv. 1,24); later their role was confined to supervising the religious formalities. The foedus was usually signed by…

Vicesima

(488 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (derived from Lat. viginti, 'twenty'; literally, 'the twentieth part'). In Rome, V. was the term referring to five-per-cent taxes [IV]; esp. important were the V . manumissionum or libertatis (manumission tax) and the V. hereditatium (inheritance tax). According to the annalistic tradition (Liv. 7,16,7; on this [3]), the V. manumissionum or libertatis was already decided upon in 357 BC by the Roman army through a vote according to tribus near Sutrium and was afterwards approved by the Senate. Probably from the beginning, it was…

Latin League

(159 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] A federation of towns ( populi) in Latium Vetus that was organized around the sanctuary of Jupiter Latiaris on mons Albanus , but in part also around that of Diana of Aricia. The rights of members were regulated in the foedus Cassianum . The federation came increasingly under Roman control, first during the time of the Tarquinian kings and then in the 4th cent. BC. In 338 the majority of its members was annexed and the remainder became the prisci Latini. Latini, Latium (with map) Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography T. J. Cornell, The Beginnings of Rome, 1995, 293ff. H. Gals…

Res publica

(1,027 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (literally: 'public matter', in contrast to res privata, 'private matter') is the sum of the possessions, rights and interests of the Roman state, where the term 'state' is understood not as an abstract concept separable from its citizenry, but as the concrete manifestation of the generality of its citizens: res publica est res populi (Cic. Rep. 1,25,39; ' res publica is the affair of the people'; Populus). Accordingly, res publica is not identifiable with the modern concepts of 'state' or 'constitution'; in its original meaning it denotes differen…

SPQR

(107 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Stands for s(enatus) p(opulus)q(ue) R(omanus) and was the usual title of the Roman state as embodied in its two governing bodies, the 'Senate and People of Rome' (i.e. not, as in Greece, the people alone, e.g. hoi Athēnaîoi), from the 1st cent. BC. Before this, the populus was in first place (first evidence in the decree of Aemilius [I 32] Paullus for Lascuta, early 2nd cent. BC: ILS 15; cf. Pol. 21,10,8). From the time of Augustus, SPQR appears on inscriptions as the author of consecrations (e.g. of buildings and monuments), later also as the recipient of dedications. …

Senatus consultum de Cn. Pisone patre

(304 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Text of a decision of the Senate dated 10 December AD 20, recording the trial of Cn. Calpurnius [II 16] Piso and the verdict of the senatus against him. Piso had been accused of the murder by poison of Germanicus [2] and of maiestas [C], and had taken his own life on 8 December. The SC, 176 lines in length, starts, after the prescript and verdict motion ( relatio) of Tiberius, with describing the facts of the case, and goes on to recount the penalties imposed on Piso and his 'followers' ( comites), Visellius Karus and Sempronius Bassus and the acquittal of Piso's childr…

Quattuorviri

(440 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
Colleges of civil servants in Rome, Italy and the west of the Roman empire, consisting of four ( quattuor) persons ( viri) who could be charged with a variety of duties. [German version] I. Rome 1) The college of the quattuorviri viarum curandarum (initially probably called quattuorviri viis in urbe purgandis) had the task of providing for the street cleaning within the city walls. They belonged to the 'twentymen' ( vigintiviri), a group of offices held by young senators prior to the first magistrateship of the c ursus honorum . The nature of their task makes t…

Vindolanda Writing Tablets

(302 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Wooden tablets ( tablets), a few millimetres thick and inscribed in ink, first identified in the fort of Vindolanda (modern Chesterholm) on Hadrian's Wall in Britain in 1973. Since the first examples were found more than a thousand of these tablets - mostly about 90 mm by 200 mm in size - have been excavated there, together with hundreds of wax tablets. The invariably damp boggy ground in Vindolanda certainly favoured their preservation, but such tablets have also been found in other Roman military camps (e.g Carlisle;  cf. [4]) since, and can be assumed in others. In analog…

Vicus

(271 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Related to Greek * oikos (cf. oikos ) and Old High German wick, the Latin word vicus means 'a number of houses' and described both a village within an agricultural area ( Pagus ) and a group of houses on a street in a city (and hence often also used as a street name, e.g. in Rome; cf. [6]). Vici were able to create wealth, had their own cults and their own officials. According to Festus (p. 502 and 508 Lindsay) some had their own political organization and held courts ( partim habent rem publicam et ius dicitur), others had only the right to hold markets. They were the visible centres of p…

Leiden System

(156 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Agreement of 1931 regarding the use of text-critical symbols in the apparatus of editions of Greek and Latin texts, papyri, inscriptions, etc. The most important of these are square brackets [ ] for marking the supplementation of no longer extant letters, round brackets ( ) for resolving ancient abbreviations, and curving brackets   so that letters incorrectly placed by the scribe can be eliminated and double brackets [[ ]] to mark symbols that were deliberately erased in ancie…

Inscriptions

(4,367 words)

Author(s): Sallaberger, Walther (Leipzig) | Felber, Heinz (Leipzig) | Hallof, Klaus (Berlin) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
I. Ancient Orient [German version] A. General In the more restricted sense, inscriptions are texts - usually of monumental character - that, because of their function, are intended to last, as well as texts that are written on other-than-usual writing materials, e.g. clay tablets,  papyrus,  ostraka, etc. Inscriptions are closely tied to other texts by commonalities of writing, form and content. Therefore, despite specific research efforts, ancient oriental epigraphy has not developed as an independent…

Tabulae Iguvinae

(195 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] Seven bronze tablets, found in 1444 in Iguvium (modern Gubbio), between 87 cm × 57 cm and 40 cm × 28 cm in size, some written on one side, some on both. The earlier ones are in a local right-to-left alphabet, borrowed from Etruscan, and the later ones in Roman letters, but all are in the Umbrian language. Their origin is from the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC to the beginning of the 1st, and they represent the sacred archive of a priesthood, the Fratres Atiedii (cf. the Arvales Fratres in Rome), in which details of sacrifices by the priesthood fo…

Quadragesima

(382 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[German version] (sc. pars). The quadragesima (τεσσαρακοστή/ tessarakostḗ, 'one fortieth') was a toll at the rate of 21/2% of the declared value of traded goods levied at the Roman imperial frontier or at customs frontiers within the empire. The term denotes, in particular, the import and export duties in the customs regions of Asia, Gaul and Hispania, but from a relatively early date, quadragesima could be used to refer simply to any toll(Quint. Decl. 359). While the customs region in Asia probably comprised only that province (ILS 1330; quadragesima portuum Asiae: ILS 1862), the Ga…

Inschriften

(3,617 words)

Author(s): Sallaberger, Walther (Leipzig) | Felber, Heinz (Leipzig) | Hallof, Klaus (Berlin) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
I. Alter Orient [English version] A. Allgemein I. im engeren Sinne sind aufgrund ihrer Funktion für die Dauer bestimmte Texte meist monumentalen Charakters, bzw. Texte, die auf einem anderen als den üblichen Schriftträgern - Tontafel, Papyrus, Ostrakon usw. - geschrieben sind. Gemeinsamkeiten in Schrift, Form und Inhalt verbinden I. eng mit anderen Texten. Deshalb hat sich trotz spezifischer Forschungsansätze altorientalische Epigraphik - mit Ausnahme der hebr.-aram. Überlieferung aus dem 1. Jt., wo I.…

Foedus

(348 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Feierlicher Friedens- und Freundschaftsvertrag zwischen Rom und einem anderen Staat, der unter den Schutz der Götter gestellt ist. Im Gegensatz zum Waffenstillstand ( indutiae) ist das f. auf Dauer angelegt ( pia et aeterna pax). Ergebnis des f. ist eine societas oder amicitia , die Partner Roms sind foederati , socii oder amici (die Termini sind nicht streng getrennt). Geschlossen wurden die foedera ursprünglich wohl von den fetiales in Form einer sponsio (Liv. 1,24), später ist deren Rolle auf die Überwachung der rel. Formen beschränkt. Das f. schließt nun meist…

Aesculetum

(49 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Hain von Eichen ( aesculus) in Rom, aus deren Zweigen die coronae civicae gebunden wurden. Er lag im westl. Marsfeld, auf der Höhe der Tiberinsel, beim Lungotevere Cenci. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography S. Panciera, Ancora tra epigrafia e topografia, in: L'Urbs. Espace Urbain et Histoire, 1987, 62-73.

Lex Ursonensis

(181 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Flavische Kopie des Stadtgesetzes der caesarischen colonia Iulia Genetiva in Urso, von der vier fast komplette Taf. 1870/71 und weitere 12 Frg. 1925 in und bei Osuna (Prov. Sevilla) in Südspanien gefunden wurden (h. im Arch. Nationalmuseum Madrid). Urspr. umfaßte das Gesetz wohl neun Taf. mit je drei bzw. fünf Textkolumnen und knapp über 140 Abschnitten ( rubricae), von denen 61-82, 91-106 und 123-134 fast ganz, einige weitere in Frg. erh. sind. Das Koloniegesetz wurde (vielleicht nach Caesars Tod von M. Antonius, vgl. §104) als Einzelgesetz vor die …

Pagus

(413 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] (Pl. pagi, etym. verwandt mit pangere und pax; “Gebiet mit festen Grenzen”). Lat. p. heißt der nichturbanisierte “Gau”, dessen Bevölkerung in Einzelhöfen und Dörfern ( vici; s. vicus ) wohnt, evtl. mit einem oder mehreren oppida ( oppidum ) als Fluchtburg; der p. war übliche Siedlungsform bei vielen Stämmen It.s, v.a. bei der oskischen Bevölkerung in den Bergregionen Mittelitaliens [4] und bei den Kelten Oberitaliens [2]. Von den Römern wurde p. als Bezeichnung für die Unterteilung eines städt. Territoriums verwendet. Zumindest die p. im röm. Staatsverband bes…

Res publica

(891 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] (wörtlich: “öffentliche Sache”) ist (im Gegensatz zu res privata, der “privaten Sache”) die Summe der Besitzungen, Rechte und Interessen des röm. Staates, wobei “Staat” nicht als ein von der Bürgerschaft ablösbarer, abstrakter Begriff verstanden wird, sondern die konkrete Gesamtheit der Bürger meint: r.p. est res populi (Cic. rep. 1,25,39; “ r.p. ist Sache des Volkes”, populus ). R.p. ist demnach nicht mit den mod. Inhalten von “Staat” oder von “Verfassung” identisch, sondern beschreibt urprünglich den Gegensatz einerseits zur Herrschaft des Königs ( rex

Quadragesima

(349 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] (sc. pars). Die q. (τεσσαρακοστή/ tessarakostḗ, “ein Vierzigstel”) ist eine Abgabe in Höhe von 2 1/2 % des deklarierten Wertes von Handelswaren; sie wurde an der röm. Reichsgrenze oder an Zollgrenzen im Reichsinneren erhoben. V. a. sind hiermit die Ein- und Ausfuhrzölle in den Zollbezirken Asia, Gallia und Hispania gemeint, doch kann q. schon relativ früh den Zoll schlechthin bezeichnen (Quint. decl. 359). Während in Asia der Zollbezirk wohl nur diese eine Prov. umfaßte (ILS 1330; q. portuum Asiae: ILS 1862), reichte der gallische bis zum Rhein und an die Alpen ( q. Ga…

Octoviri

(189 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Ein Collegium von acht Munizipalbeamten ( municipium ) in Städten des östl. Mittelitalien: Amiternum, Nursia, Trebula Mutuesca, Interamnia Praetuttianorum und Plestia. Seit der ausgehenden Republik, als die o. erstmals inschr. belegt sind, zerfiel das Amt meist in einzelne Collegien, so in Trebula Mutuesca in je zwei VIIIviri duovirali potestate, VIIIviri aedilicia potestate, VIIIviri aerarii und VIIIviri fanorum (CIL IX 4883, 4891, 4896). Deutlich ist die recht künstliche Übertragung des in Rom nun üblichen Sechs-Beamten-Schemas (s. duoviri , aediles , qua…

Leidener Klammersystem

(118 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Übereinkunft von 1931 über den Gebrauch textkritischer Zeichen bei der Publikation von griech. und lat. Texten, Papyri, Inschr. usw. Die wichtigsten unter ihnen sind eckige Klammern [ ] zur Kennzeichnung der Ergänzung früher erh. Buchstaben, runde Klammern ( ) zur Auflösung ant. Abkürzungen, Schweifklammern   zur Beseitigung vom Schreiber irrtümlich gesetzter Buchstaben und Doppelklammern [[ ]] zur Kennzeichnung schon in der Ant. getilgter Zeichen. Punkte unter Buchstaben ạ ḅ b…

Pomerium

(536 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] P. heißt die sakralrechtlich wichtige Linie, die in Rom und seinen Kolonien ( coloniae ) die urbs von dem ager, d. h. die Stadt im engeren Sinn von dem umgebenden Territorium der Stadt trennte. Die Bed. des Wortes war schon in der Ant. nicht klar: Es wurde je nach Standpunkt etym. als Linie “hinter” ( post bzw. pone murum) oder “vor” ( promoerium) der Stadtmauer erklärt (Varro ling. 5,143 und Gell. 13,14,1 gegen Fest. 295), doch ist wohl keine dieser Etym. haltbar. Die Festlegung des p. bildete den Höhepunkt einer Stadtgründung “nach etruskischem Ritus” ( ritu Etrusco). Die…

Lex de imperio Vespasiani

(348 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Eine Bronzetafel im Kapitolin. Museum in Rom enthält das Ende der lex de imperio Vespasiani, des sog. Bestallungsgesetzes für Vespasianus, mit dem der Senat E. 69 n.Chr. - nach dem Tod des Vitellius - dem Vespasian cuncta principibus solita (‘alles, was für die Principes üblich ist’, Tac. hist. 4,3,3) beschloß und das Anf. 70 den Comitien vorlag [1. 104f.]. Die Inschr. (aus dem Lateran?), die damals wegen ihrer klass. Majuskeln niemand lesen konnte, diente 1347 Cola di Rienzo zur Begründung seiner Theorie von der Souveränität des röm. V…

Latinisches Recht

(817 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
( ius Latii). [English version] I. Vor der Auflösung des Latinischen Städtebunds Aufgrund gemeinsamer Sprache und Kultur besaßen Römer und Latiner ein weitgehend identisches Recht, das im foedus Cassianum präzisiert wurde. Es umfaßte commercium und conubium , das Anrecht auf Beute in gemeinsamen Kriegen und das Recht, in andere Staaten des Latinerbundes überzusiedeln und dort Bürger zu werden (Grundlage des exilium ). Diesen Rechtsstatus erhielten auch die gemeinsam neu gegründeten latin. coloniae . Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) II. Als Rechtsstatus im Imperium Romanum …

Lex Salpensana

(84 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Stadtgesetz aus der Zeit Domitians (E. 1. Jh.n.Chr.) für das latin. municipium Flavium Salpensanum, heute Facialcazar bei Utrera (Prov. Sevilla) in Südspanien, von dem eine Br.-Tafel mit den Kap. 21-29 im J. 1861 zusammen mit der lex Malacitana gefunden wurde (h. im Arch. Nationalmuseum Madrid). Der Text ist mit einigen Abweichungen identisch mit dem der entsprechenden Kap. in der lex Irnitana . Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography CIL II 1963  ILS 6088  H. Freis, Histor. Inschr. zur röm. Kaiserzeit, 1984, Nr. 59.

Lapis niger

(168 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] 1899 in Rom bei den Grabungen auf dem forum Romanum vor der curia Iulia gefundener Block aus schwarzem Marmor, der wohl mit dem niger lapis in comitio bei Fest. 184 L. identisch ist. Der oben abgeschlagene Stein trägt auf den fünf Seiten eine frg. und schwer zu lesende Inschr. vom (Anf.?) des 6. Jh.v.Chr. (wohl die lex sacra des Volcanals, des umgebenden heiligen Bezirkes), in der von einem “König” ( recei), seinem “Herold” ( calator) und von iouxmenta (Zugtieren? Wagen?) die Rede ist. Möglicherweise ist es die Inschr., von der Dionysios von Halikarnasso…

Foedus Gabinum

(136 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Angeblicher Vertrag aus der Zeit des Königs Tarquinius Superbus (Ende 6. Jh. v.Chr.), der noch in augusteischer Zeit auf einem mit Rindshaut bespannten Schild im Tempel des Semo Sancus erhalten war; belegt bei Dion. Hal. ant. 4,58,4 und auf Münzen zweier Antistii (Familie aus Gabii, C. Antistius [II 7] Vetus und C. Antistius Reginus) aus augusteischer Zeit: FOEDUS P.R. CUM GABINIS (RIC2 1, 68 Nr. 363 und 73 Nr. 411). Hauptinhalt war eine Isopolitie zwischen Rom und Gabii. Nach Varro (ling. 5,33) stellte der ager Gabinus eine auguralrechtliche Besonderheit zwisch…

Ingenuus

(379 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] [1] Statthalter von Pannonien und Moesien, 260 n. Chr. gegen Gallienus zum Kaiser ausgerufen Statthalter von Pannonien und Moesien, wurde 260 n.Chr. von den moesischen Legionen gegen Gallienus zum Kaiser ausgerufen, nachdem Valerianus in persische Gefangenschaft geraten war und die Sarmaten mit einem Einfall drohten (SHA trig. tyr. 9,1; Aur. Vict. Caes. 33,2; Zon. 12,24, p. 143 D). Der Reiterführer des Gallienus, Aureolus, besiegte ihn bei Mursa in der Nähe von Sirmium; auf der Flucht verlor I…

Conciliabulum

(183 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] C. (von concilium) im rechtlichen Sinn ist ein Versammlungsplatz oder, häufiger, -ort ( locus ubi in concilium convenitur, Fest. p. 33), an dem die Bürger zur Bekanntgabe von Gesetzen, zur Aushebung usw. zusammenkamen. Das Wort bezeichnet eine Siedlung mit rudimentärer Selbstverwaltung auf dem Gebiet einer der tribus rusticae. Für den ager Romanus ist häufig von per fora et conciliabula die Rede (Liv. 25,22,4; 39,14,7 usw.), was - wie auch die lex Poetelia von 358 - die Parallele zu den stadtröm. nundinae gut zeigt. In spätrepublikanischen Gesetzen begegnet …

Grabinschriften

(360 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Die G. (inzw. wohl an 200000, vgl. [3. 124,1]) kamen auf im Zusammenhang des Totenkultes, um das Grab einer bestimmten Person identifizierbar zu machen und die Totenopfer an der richtigen Stelle vollführen zu können. Daneben übernahmen sie bald die Funktion, die Erinnerung an diese Person und ihre Leistungen wachzuhalten. Sie finden sich über der Erde am Ort der Bestattung oder, bei Gemeinschaftsgräbern, auf der Aschenurne, dem Sarkophag oder dem Deckel des loculus (der Bestattungsnische). Neben der Inschrift tragen sie häufig Dekoration allgemeine…

Lex Malacitana

(101 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Stadtgesetz aus der Zeit Domitians (E. 1. Jh.n.Chr.) für das latinische municipium Flavium Malacitanum, heute Málaga in Südspanien, von dem eine Br.-Tafel mit den Kap. 51-69 im J. 1861 zusammen mit der lex Salpensana gefunden wurde (h. im Arch. Nationalmuseum Madrid). Der Text der Kap. 59-69 ist mit einigen Abweichungen identisch mit dem der entsprechenden Kap. in der lex Irnitana ; dies dürfte auch für den Rest des Gesetzes gelten. Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn) Bibliography CIL II 1964  ILS 6089  H. Freis, Histor. Inschr. zur röm. Kaiserzeit, 1984, Nr. 60  Th. Spitzl, L…

Monumentum Ancyranum

(514 words)

Author(s): Galsterer, Hartmut (Bonn)
[English version] Unter den von Augustus hinterlassenen Dokumenten, die nach seinem Tod 14 n.Chr. im Senat verlesen wurden, befand sich auch ein index rerum a se gestarum (‘Tatenbericht’), der dann auf zwei vor dem Mausoleum Augusti aufgestellten Bronzetafeln veröffentlicht wurde (Suet. Aug. 101,4; Cass. Dio 56,33 und R.Gest.div.Aug. prooem.; zur Aufstellung der Tafeln und Rekonstruktion s. [8. 6 Abb.]). Eine Kopie dieses Textes wurde mit griech. Übers. an dem Tempel für den Kaiserkult in Ankyra (h. Ankara) angebracht, d…
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