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guardianship

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GreeceThe development of the law of guardianship in Greece and Rome was influenced by the change in the conception of guardianship itself, which began as a right of preserving and protecting the ...
marriage law

marriage law  

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GreekMarriage in Greece was a process of transfer, by which the kӯrios (‘controller’) of a woman (normally her father; if he had died, her nearest adult male relative) gave her away to another man ...
patria potestas

patria potestas  

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Was the power of a Roman male ascendant, normally father or grandfather (paterfamiliās), over descendants through males, provided that his marriage was valid in Roman law (see marriage law, Roman), ...
patrician

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Formed a privileged class of Roman citizens. The word is probably connected with patrēs (‘Fathers’), a formal collective term for patrician senators (see senate). In the republican period patrician ...
rex sacrōrum

rex sacrōrum  

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On the expulsion of the kings from Rome (see rex) their sacral functions were partially assumed by a priest called rex sacrorum ‘the king for sacred rites’ (and his wife, the rēgīna, ‘queen’). He ...
ruler-cult

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GreekGreek ruler‐worship is the rendering, as to a god or hero, of honours to individuals widely revered because of their achievements, position, or power.In the aristocratic society of the Archaic ...

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