The legal role of the Roman Emperor in political crises

Usurpation was very frequent in the Late Empire, as depicted by the historical sources. Continue reading “The legal role of the Roman Emperor in political crises”

Septimius Severus and administration of justice; one of the most important tasks of Roman emperors

There is a people on earth that wages wars for the freedom of others, at its own expense, its own toils and risk—and stands firm not just for those at its borders, or peoples in its near vicinity, or those joint by connecting lands, but crosses the seas so that there would be no unjust rule in the world and justice, and divine and human law would everywhere prevail.” – Livy, 33,33 Continue reading “Septimius Severus and administration of justice; one of the most important tasks of Roman emperors”

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