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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32192–211 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.192
Published: 01 June 2019
...Maria E. Doerfler Scholars of Late Antiquity have long recognized that bishops played an influential role in the formation and execution of Roman law. Such was the case even in the Syrian realm, traditionally considered the exotic hinterland of the Roman Empire. Fifth- and sixth-century sources...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 2140–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.1.40
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Nevertheless, a few studies have blended legal history and late antique Christianity, and an analysis of these studies shows they are based on a “centralist,” or “formalist–positivist,” conceptualization of law. In this paper I review the scholarship of legal traditions in the eastern Roman Empire— namely...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 4176–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.76
Published: 01 March 2020
... Roman religion more generally. The second part is subdivided into three sections. The first section focuses on a fundamental law from the opening title of the Code 's sixteenth book, the Edict of Thessalonica ( CTh 16.1.2), which provides an outline of the political community in its entirety...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41142–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.142
Published: 01 March 2020
... are at issue because these are the concerns of those who own things to bequeath. How relevant then was marriage for those inhabitants of the Roman and late Roman world who were neither elites nor had a significant amount of property to bequeath? Or, if legitimate marriage as a matter of private law...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41114–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.114
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Claudian, and Ausonius. Through the dynamics of triangular intertextuality the centonist is able to strengthen the wedding poem's generic bonds and to connect himself and his work firmly to the classical Roman tradition. At the same time, echoes of distinctive African idiosyncrasies as prefigured by...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34547–580 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.547
Published: 01 December 2019
... social stratigraphy of the Numidian mines holding the North African Christians, suggesting a diverse social composition within the mining community. Cyprian's letter implies that women and children were also condemned to the mines and incarcerated in prisons. 72 Roman law designated a special...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34473–474 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.473
Published: 01 December 2019
... how the Romans used the law to target Christian practice during the mid third century. If, however, we use archaeology to help us grapple with the way in which conditions in the mines impinged on human bodies, we then have a much better grasp on what Larsen calls the socially constructed nature of...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34581–625 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.581
Published: 01 December 2019
...Daniel Osland This study brings together a set of primary sources for the period of transition from late Roman to post-Roman rule over central Hispania, from the city of Mérida (Augusta Emerita) in west-central Spain. These sources—all inscriptions—illustrate important changes and continuities in...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34475–507 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.475
Published: 01 December 2019
..., Medicine, Health, and Healing in Ancient Greece and Rome (500 BCE to 500 CE): A Sourcebook (Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming). 4. As one sign of broadening horizons in the study of Greco-Roman science and medicine, note the following handbook, which also includes coverage of...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33337–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.337
Published: 01 September 2019
..., ed., Hilaire de Poitiers: Contre Constance , Journal of Theological Studies (n.s.) 39 (1988): 609–11 at 610; Flower, Imperial Invectives , 29–30, all supporting this date. In contrast, L. R. Wickham, Hilary of Poitiers: Conflicts of Conscience and Law in the Fourth-Century Church , Translated...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33413–435 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.413
Published: 01 September 2019
... process in his monograph: Schott, Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 111–113. 30. Trans. David M. Gwynn, Christianity in the Later Roman Empire: A Sourcebook (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 20. As Lactantius...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33369–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.369
Published: 01 September 2019
... c. 458 Eudocia secures their return from exile. John Rufus, De ob. 8–9. Licinia Eudoxia, wife of Valentinian III, d. c. 493 Flavian of Constantinople 450 Writes letter to Theodosius to plead for Flavian's return. Acta Conciliorum Oecomenicorum 2.1.1, p. 7, n. 4 Magna, sister-in-law of...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33436–471 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.436
Published: 01 September 2019
... Christianity , 216–34; A. Boud’hors, “The Coptic Tradition,” in Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity , ed. S. Johnson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 224–46; P. Booth, “A Circle of Egyptian Bishops at the End of Roman Rule (c. 600): Texts and Contexts,” Le Muséon 131 (2018): 21–72. 6. Booth...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32125–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.125
Published: 01 June 2019
...-speaking regions extended some distance beyond the Constantinopolitan center of political power. Nevertheless, Doerfler's article, “The Holy Man in the Courts of Rome: Roman Law and Clerical Justice in Fifth-Century Syria,” demonstrates that, although geographically subaltern, Syriac-speaking bishops—like...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32128–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.128
Published: 01 June 2019
... throughout much of Afro-Eurasia contextualizes the changes occurring in the Mediterranean and shows that the Latin conflict was unique. That conflict was likely a product of the relatively slow pace of Christianization in some parts of Western Europe and the integration of the planetary week into the Roman...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32212–250 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.212
Published: 01 June 2019
... “L'economia delle catacombe romane,” presented in Rome on May 26, 2016 on the occasion of the author's having been elected a member of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia. For discussion and feedback I would like to thank the participants to that session and the anonymous reviewers of this journal...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32251–293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.251
Published: 01 June 2019
..., 1995), 6–7. On pilgrimage in the Roman West that caters to a local or regional audience, see Philip Kiernan, “Pagan Pilgrimage in Rome's Western Provinces,” HEROM. Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture 1 (2012): 79–106. On the local pilgrimage site of Labraunda in Caria, see Jesper Bild...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3156–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.56
Published: 01 March 2019
... : Sifriyat Hilel Ben-Ḥayim: ha-Ḳibuts ha-meʼuḥad, 2012); on tza'ar as well as boshet , see also Mira Balberg, “The Clever Among them say…: Pain, Gender, and the Law in the Talmudic Law of Restitution” (in Hebrew), in Pain, Flesh and Blood: Representations of the Body in Illness, Suffering, and...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3177–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.77
Published: 01 March 2019
... the collapse of the western Roman Empire in the late fifth century, a flexible periodization allows for thematic considerations extending beyond firmly fixed chronological boundaries. For more on this, see Arnaldo Marcone, “A Long Late Antiquity?: Considerations on a Controversial Periodization...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 24464–490 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.4.464
Published: 01 December 2018
... lifestyle choice closely associated with athletes in the Greco-Roman world. The article collects and discusses evidence for the practice of athletic celibacy, drawing together a disparate collection of medical and philosophical literature, with Christian sources, from the second and third centuries CE. It...