Once more on the perpetual guardianship of women

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The aim of this short piece is to investigate a statement by Gaius in his Institutes concerning the motivations for the perpetual guardianship of women in Roman law. Using a structuralist approach, the main argument put forward in this piece is that Gaius’ statement should be viewed within the context of larger social forces at work in Roman society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Documents in Ancient Societies VI. Ancient Guardianship
Subtitle of host publicationLegal Incapacities in the Ancient World
EditorsUri Yiftach, Michele Faraguna
Place of PublicationTrieste
PublisherEUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
ISBN (Print)9788883038136
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


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