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‘Leges dare’ and ‘Constituere’: Municipal Charters

Edward Bispham

in From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of the shape and content of the lex then considers the mechanisms for granting charters. It argues that for the municipia enfranchised after the Social War, ... More


The Letter of Aristeas between History and Myth

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the tradition of the seventy two (later seventy) translators brought to Alexandria from Jerusalem along with texts of the Torah. Tradition had it that King Ptolemy II ... More


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