The Henry Goudy Seminar - Becoming a Roman Citizen
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Tue 27 October 2020
The Henry Goudy Seminar
"Becoming a Roman Citizen"
Reading: Inst.Gai. 1.9-35.
The Henry Goudy Seminar is a Roman law reading group that meets twice per semester to discuss law and life in the ancient world. The group is convened by Jonathan Ainslie. In this semester we will be meeting online. All students and staff with an interest in legal history and the history of the ancient world are warmly invited to take part. We particularly welcome undergraduates to attend, whether or not they formally study Roman law.
This meeting will discuss the different ways that non-citizens could obtain Roman citizenship by the time of Gaius in the second century CE. This included slaves who were formally manumitted, Latins who won grants of citizenship as a reward for special services to Rome and others.
Those wishing to obtain a copy of the reading in advance should email Jonathan Ainslie