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The Language of Law in Ancient Documents: Transformation and Continuity of Legal Formulae in Diachro


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’.

FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 22-23-24/11/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Law Faculty, Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw - University Library (Leiden, Netherlands)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Leiden Papyrology Group; Steffie van Gompel; Quintijn Mauer; Cisca Hoogendijk; Koen Donker van Heel

INFO: web - f.a.j.hoogendijk@hum.leidenuniv.nl

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis / free / gratuito

inscripción online / registration online / registrazione online

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

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

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