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Junian Latinity in the Roman Empire Volume 1: History, Law, Literature

Pedro López Barja

This book offers new historical, legal and literary explorations of a status held by uncountable formerly enslaved persons in the Roman Empire: Junian Latinity.

It is the first book in any language to provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary study of this status. Divided in two parts, the book sets the scene with six chapters that discuss the legal innovations that created Junian Latinity, as well as the historical contexts in which the status was conceived and in which it developed - from the late republican period to the early medieval world. Four chapters in the second book part offer then new research on key Latin literary texts to provide fresh insights into the role of Junian Latinity in Roman imperial society. The book makes a strong case for the centrality of Junian Latinity in the Roman Empire and the importance of its modern study.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 3rd, 2023
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.63in - 1.23lb
  • EAN: 9781399507462
  • Categories: Ancient - RomeSocial HistorySlavery

About the Author

López Barja, Pedro: - Pedro López Barja holds a PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He was a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2002-3 and an affiliate academic at UCL in 2016. His main research interests are Roman slavery, ancient political thought, esp. Aristotle and Cicero, and Roman juridical epigraphy. Among his many publications are Entre tiranos. La guerra civil de César (2021), Julio César. Muerte de una república (2020), Historia de la manumisión en Roma (2007), Las relaciones de dependencia en las Instituciones de Gayo (2007), Imperio legítimo. El pensamiento político romano en tiempos de Cicerón (2007), Historia de Roma (2004) and Epigrafía latina (1993). .
Doria, Carla Masi: - Carla Masi Doria holds the established Chair of Roman Law at the Università di Napoli Federico II. Her scientific interests focus particularly on subaltern groups and statuses as well as public and criminal law in the Roman world. Prof. Masi Doria has been Visiting Professor of both the Université Laval, Québec, Canada and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; 'Visitante Ilustre' of the Universidad Nacional di Tucumán, and 'Huésped de honor' of the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. She is the author of 7 books and more than 170 shorter studies (published in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish) as well as the editor of more than 20 volumes. Her publications include Civitas operae obsequium (1993), Bona libertorum (1996), Spretum imperium (2000), Quaesitor urnam movet e altri studi sul diritto penale romano (2007), Modelli giuridici, prassi di scambio e medium linguistico (2012), Poteri, magistrature, processi nell'esperienza costituzionale romana (2015) and Poesia e diritto romano (2018).
Roth, Ulrike: - Ulrike Roth is Reader in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Her chief research interest lies in the study of Roman slavery. She is the author of Thinking Tools. Agricultural Slavery between Evidence and Models (2007), and multiple articles and book chapters on diverse aspects of slavery from the ancient to the early medieval world. She is also the series editor of EUP's Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Slavery. Beyond slavery, she has researched and published on aspects of Roman republican history, Roman historiography as well as Italic and Latin epigraphy.