Title: CIL II(2).5, – Lex Ursonensis, bronze tablets with municipal law on the foundation of Colonia Iulia Genetiva at Urso. Author: Center for Epigraphical. The Caesarian lex Ursonensis, the founding charter of a Hispanic colony, is one of the few documents attesting to attempts at systematic thinking about religion. FORWARD. This charter, known officially as the Law of Colonia Genetiva Julia, was apparently drafted in outline by Julius Caesar, with later marginal.
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Respecting all money presented or brought to the sacred temples under the category of religious offerings and respecting any portion of such money as remains from the sacrifices performed in accordance with this law in honor of the god or the goddess, to whom any such temple belongs: Nor any person, with a view to the candidature of another, shall provide entertainments, or invite any person to dinner, or hold a banquet, or, with les aforethought, give or make largess of any gift or present or any ursonenssis thing.
Member feedback about Roman funerary art: Respecting all rivers, streams, fountains, lakes, springs, ponds, or marshes within the territory divided among the colonists of this colony: At the games no person shall occupy any plate given, ursonensid, or left ursonrnsis the decurions, from which it is proper for decurions to view the games, except the one who is at that time a decurion of the colony Genetiva, or who holds at that time a magistracy or authority or power by the votes of the colonists or by the command of Gaius Caesaz dictator, consul or proconsul, or who at the time ursoensis some promagistracy or power in the colony Genetiva, or to whom it is proper for places to be assigned among the decurions by decree of the decurions of the said colony, suda decree being passed when not less than one half of the decurions are present at the discussion.
He likewise shall give to the person who concedes a portion of his time to another person by so much the shorter time for speaking. All duumvirs, aediles, and prefects of the colony Genetiva Julia, and likewise all decurions of the colony Genetiva Julia, diligently and without malicious deception, shall observe and obey the decrees of the decurions, and shall use their diligence to do and to perform, in a proper manner and without malicious deception, all things whatsoever it is proper a for the said persons respectively to do and to perform in accordance with the decree of the decurions.
And no person, during the year in which they perform such services for magistrates, shall make any such person a soldier against his will, or order him to be so made, or use compulsion, or administer the oath, or order such oath to be administered, or bind such person, or order such person to be bound by the military oath, except on occasion of sudden military alarms in Italy or in Gaul.
This charter often called the Lex Ursonensis is of considerable interest, because it appears to have been drafted in the office of Julius Caesar shortly before his death, and so gives some insight into the thoughts of the dictator on the conduct of local government. And any person using the produce of the same on the ground of such purchase shall be condemned to pay each year to the colonists of the colony Genetiva Julia sesterces for every juger and shall be sued and prosecuted by any person at will for that amount in accordance with this law.
Respecting all money presented or brought to the sacred temples under the category of religious offerings and respecting any portion of such money as remains from the sacrifices performed in accordance with this law in honor of the god or the goddess, to whom any such temple belongs: The following shall be the rate of pay for such persons as are apparitors to the duumvirs: The vessels that resulted from these practices include sarcophagi, ash chests, urns, and altars.
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If the said decurion is condemned oex the action, he shall cease thenceforth to be a decurion, nor shall he declare his vote among the decurions, nor shall he be a candidate for the office of duumvir or aedile, nor shall any duumvir at the comitia accept his candidature in the voting, nor shall return nor shall order the return of such person as duumvir or aedile.
In respect to all clerks of the duumvirs and the aediles of the colony Julia, to be employed in making entry of public money and in writing the accounts ursonenais the colonists: Roman and pre-Roman Hispania Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.
The people seem to have had little significance in the government, except as an electoral body, and all legislation was vested in the Senate. The duumvirs first appointed after the establishment of the colony, during their magistracy, and future duumvirs in the colony Julia, within sixty days next following the commencement of their office, kex propose to the decurions, when not less than twenty are present, that the money payable in accordance with the conditions of lease to the contractor or contractors, who have purchased the contract to supply all things requisite for sacrifices and religious acts, shall be assigned and paid to such persons.
If any person acts in contravention of this regulation he shall be condemned to pay to the colonists of the colony Genetiva Julia 5, sesterces and he shall be sued and prosecuted by any person at will for that amount. The Caesarian lex Ursonensisthe founding charter of a Hispanic colony, is one of the few documents attesting to attempts at systematic thinking about religion and its severe limits.
And the duumvirs without prejudice to themselves shall give and attribute the said money for such sacrifices as are performed in the name of the colonists in the colony or any other place; and they shall have the right and the power so to do. This history accounts for repetitions, redundant phrases, disorderly arrangement, and general lack of finish in the law as it has descended to us. In the case of a majority of the judices, before whom the said matter is treated, not being convinced that the person concerning whom the action ursonemsis granted is unworthy of his place as a decurion: Table 1 of Lex Ursonensis M.
Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Other divi- Caballos Rufino, A. Respecting public roads and footpaths within the boundaries assigned to the colony, all such thoroughfares, roads, and footpaths that exist or shall exist or have existed in the said territories shall be public property.
Although much has been lost, this charter for the Spanish settlement of Urso is more complete than any other such document and gives some clue to Caesar’s political thought at the time of his death If anything, he was conservative.
Whenever a majority of the decurions present at any meeting determine to draft armed men for the purpose of defending the territories of the colony, it shall be lawful, without prejudice to themselves, for every duumvir or prefect charged with jurisdiction in the colony Genetiva Julia to draft under arms colonists, resident aliens, and “attributed” persons.
View all coordinates using: No duumvir and no person with the power of a duumvir in the said colony shall so act, or so propose to the decurions, or so cause a decree of the decurions to be made, that any person shall be a patron or shall be adopted as a patron to the colonists of the said colony, save the person invested by the Julian Law with the right to give and to assign lands to the colonists, and the person who established the said colony, together with their children and descendants, except after a resolution of a majority of the decurions present, passed by means of voting tablets, not less than fifty being present when the said matter is discussed.
And the said duumvir or any person placed in command of such armed force by the duumvir shall have the same right and the same power of punishment that belongs to a military tribune of the Roman people in an army of the Roman people; and he shall exercise lawfully and properly such right and power without prejudice to himself, provided that all acts performed are in accordance with the decree ursonesnis a majority of the decurions present at the said meeting.
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. No person shall unroof or demolish or dismantle any building in the town of the colony Julia, unless he furnishes sureties, at the discretion of the duumvirs, that he has ursonenssi intention of rebuilding the same, or unless the decurions allow such act by decree, provided that not less than fifty are present when the said matter is discussed.
Please, subscribe udsonensis login to access full text content. Respecting any dramatic spectacles in the colony Genetiva Julia: If any person with malice aforethought occupies such places in contravention of this law, or introduces another person into the same, or orders with malice aforethought another person to be so introduced, for every such act against this law, he shall be condemned to pay to the colonists of the colony Genetiva Julia sesterces and any of the colonists, at will, shall have the right and the power to bring an action, a claim, and a suit for that amount of money, in accordance with this law, in a recuperatory action, before a duumvir or a prefect.
No duumvir appointed or created after the establishment of the colony and no prefect left in charge by a duumvir in accordance with the charter of the colony shall receive or accept, concerning public ground or for public ground, from a contractor, or a leaseholder, or a surety any gift, or present, or remuneration, or any other favor; nor shall he cause any such favor to be bestowed upon himself or upon any of his staff.
Lex coloniae Genetivae Iuliae seu Ursonensis ( English translation )
They shall provide that the work shall be performed, as the decurions resolve, as long as no labor is required, without his own consent, from any person less than fourteen or more than sixty years of age. Respecting all persons who are or shall be colonists of the colony Genetiva Julia: Member feedback about List of Roman laws: I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:.
Sometimes a law is further specified by a short phrase describing the content of the law, to distinguish that law from les sponsored by members of the same gens. In the case of a person elected to discharge a delegation, resolved upon in accordance with this law or by decree of urwonensis decurions passed in accordance with this law, failing to discharge the same: T his charter, known officially as the Law of Colonia Genetiva Julia, was apparently drafted in outline by Julius Caesar, with later marginal corrections or additions from time to time.