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Conference

The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachronic and Geographic Perspective

Date
22 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
Address
Thursday: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, Leiden (Lorentzzaal)

Friday-Saturday: University Library, Witte Singel 26-27, Leiden (Vossius Room)

 

Conference ‘The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachronic and Geographic Perspective’

 

Locations

Thursday: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, Leiden (Lorentzzaal)

Friday-Saturday: University Library, Witte Singel 26-27, Leiden (Vossius Room)

 

The Leiden Papyrology+ Group organizes a yearly international conference in Leiden under the general heading of 'Papyri in a Changing World'.

This year's conference, to be held on 22-24 November 2018, is entitled ‘The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachronic and Geographic Perspective’.

 

Programme

 

Thursday 22 November 2018

14:00 - 15:00   Registration, coffee and tea

15:00 – 15:15   Opening by Francisca Hoogendijk

15:15 – 16:00   Schafik Allam - Hiring and Buying a Donkey in Pharaonic Egypt

16:00 – 16:45   Werner Eck - Bürgerrechtskonstitutionen der römischen Kaiser: Änderungen in Formular und Inhalt von Claudius bis zum Beginn des 4. Jh.

16:45 – 18:15   Drinks at the Law Faculty (Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw)

18:30                 Dinner

 

Friday 23 November 2018

09:30 – 10:15   Boudewijn Sirks - Different Styles in Roman Legal Texts

10:15 – 11:00   Quintijn Mauer - Greek Legal Formulae and Roman Law: A Case Study on Dig. 17.1.60.4 (Scaev. 1. Resp.)

11:00 – 11:30   Coffeebreak

11:30 – 12:15   José Luis Alonso - Legal Transplants and Institutional Translations

12:15 – 13:00   Joseph Manning - Ptolemaic Legal Texts: Form and Function

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

 

14:00 -14:45     Stephen Moore - On the Making of Legal Formulae: Scholastic Influence on the Early Cuneiform Legal Tradition

14:45 – 15:30   Ruwan van der Iest - Marrying Abroad: A Comparative Study of the Jewish Marriage Contracts from Elephantine and Babylonian Marriage Contracts Containing Judeans

15:30 – 15:45   Coffeebreak

15:45 – 16:30   Cary Martin - The Demotic Legal Manuals - Or Codes - Or Recueils - Or Commentaries - Or Case Laws? Does Modern Terminology Help or Hinder Us in Interpreting These Texts?

16:30 – 17:15   Alain Delattre - Asking for Justice in Coptic

18:30                    Dinner

 

Saturday 24 November 2018

10:00 – 10:30   Coffee and tea

10:30 – 11:15   Steffie van Gompel - Demotic Marital Property Settlements

11:15 – 12:00   Maria Nowak - Illegitimate or Fatherless? Illegitimate Children in Papyri, Roman Law Sources, and Inscriptions

12:00 – 12:45   Joanne Stolk - Linguistic Change and the Formulation of Legal Formulae in Greek Papyri

12:45 – 14:15   Lunch

14:15 – 15:00   Jakub Urbanik - Dioskoros' Legal Latin

15:00 – 15:45   Koen Donker van Heel - How the Language of Law Changed Almost Overnight in 6th Century BCE Thebes

15:45 – 16:00   Closing statements by Steffie van Gompel  and Quintijn Mauer

 

PDF's with the abstracts of the papers and a registration form can be downloaded elsewhere on this page.

 

The conference is organised on behalf of the Papyrology+ Group by the members and associates of the Leiden Papyrological Institute: Steffie van Gompel, Quintijn Mauer, Cisca Hoogendijk and Koen Donker van Heel. For further information contact f.a.j.hoogendijk@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

 

This conference is funded by the Plug Legacy, the Leids Universiteits Fonds (LUF), the research profile area Interactions between Legal Systems (ILS) and Brill Publishers.

Registration form

Abstracts

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