Law in Practice

Caroline Humfress*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Late Antiquity
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405119801
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2009


  • Consuetudo (customary law) - as source of law in late antique disputes and legal arrangements
  • Emperors and the Law in Late Antiquity - Roman emperors tightening their autocratic grip on substantive legal principles
  • Empire, kingdom, and beyond
  • Late antique defixiones (curse tablets) - social practices concerned with seeking justice
  • Late Roman emperors - exclusive authority to make law
  • Later Roman Empire
  • Law in practice and late Roman law-making

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