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Ziogas, I.; Bexley, E.M.

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I. Ziogas


I. Ziogas


This introduction examines the core issues and definitions involved in the study of law and literature. Following an initial overview of the field, we discuss its relevance to ancient Rome and then proceed with two in-depth case studies, of Cicero’s Pro Caelio and of the prologue to Terence’s Eunuchus, to demonstrate the multivalent ways in which legal issues permeate Latin literary texts as well as the ways in which plot devices and stock characters are fundamental to legal discourse and concepts of legality. The introduction concludes by situating the present volume within the broader landscape of legal humanities scholarship and by summarizing the volume’s chapter contents and main themes.


Ziogas, I., & Bexley, E. (2022). Introduction. In I. Ziogas, & E. Bexley (Eds.), Roman Law and Latin Literature (1-22). Bloomsbury.

Online Publication Date Feb 21, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Apr 11, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 6, 2022
Publisher Bloomsbury
Pages 1-22
Edition 1st ed.
Book Title Roman Law and Latin Literature


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