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By Michel Cottier, Mireille Corbier

The Roman Empire was once in accordance with legislations, and it used to be very important for rulers and governed that legislation can be understood. They have been usually given everlasting shape in stone or bronze. This booklet transcribes, interprets, and entirely illustrates with pictures, the inscription (more than a hundred and fifty five traces, in its broken nation) that includes the rules drawn up over approximately centuries for the customs dues of the wealthy province of Asia (western Turkey). The rules, taken from Roman records, have been organize in Greek in Ephesus, and the publication presents a rendering of the textual content again into Latin. The broken textual content is tough to revive and to interpret. Six students provide line-by-line statement, and 5 essays deliver out its importance, from the Gracchi to Nero, for Rome's govt and altering attitudes in the direction of provincial matters, for the ancient geography of the Empire, for its fiscal heritage, and for the social lifetime of Roman officers.

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And adds a comma after âïýºÅôÆØ. Translations 37 26 [Halicarnassus, Myndus, Cnidus, Physcus, Attaleia, Aspendus,] Perge, Magydus, Phaselis, Side Coryphe. ll. ] ll. 28–29, §11 28 Whatever [it shall be necessary] to register according to this lex, [the person importing it is to be obliged to register (it) and] not to import it [before] registration. ll. ) and laid down] in the [lex] of the locatio, [is to see that whoever] imports or exports by sea or land declares to and registers with the collector.

8); Lewis 1995 (ll. 8, 61); Carrelli 1996 (ll. 8, 18); Dreher 1996 (l. 11); Merola 1996 (l. 9); Spagnuolo Vigorita 1996 (ll. 2, 3, 68); Nicolet 1999 (ll. 73, 83); Mileta 2002 (l. 27). Abbreviated references to editorial contributors MC ¼ Michel Cottier (commentary on ll. 1–26) MHC ¼ Michael Crawford (commentary on ll. 26–53; and passim) MirCo ¼ Mireille Corbier (‘The Lex Portorii Asiae and Financial Administration’ below) JLF ¼ Jean-Louis Ferrary (commentary on ll. 53–81) BL ¼ Barbara Levick (commentary on ll.

Pr. 30. 575 m. on either side of the maximum preserved width in 1. 89). The upper and right-hand borders have been preserved and show signs of the original working; the upper surface has an anathyrosis and a grappling-hole, which has also served as a grooved dowel-hole; if we assume that the position of this grappling-hole was approximately central, the width of the stone in its original function can be estimated at c. 15. The rough-dressing of the reverse side indicates that the stone was not intended to be seen set up as a free-standing stele; while the shape precludes its being an integral part of a wall.

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