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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). [English version] I. Prozessrecht Im prozessualen Kontext wird o. herkömmlicherweise in der Zusammensetzung ›o. iudiciorum‹ (Cod. Iust. 7,45,4) verwendet. Damit werden die ordentlichen Verfahrenstypen (vgl. noch heute: ›ordentliche‹ Gerichtsbarkeit) sowohl des Formularprozesses ( formula ) als auch des Legisaktionenverfahrens ( legis actio

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)…
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