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Law, Agency, and the Management of Property in the Roman Empire

Dennis P. Kehoe, Tulane University

October 24, 2019 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Program in the Ancient World

This talk explores the relationship between law and the economy in the Roman Empire by examining the various types of agents, often slaves or freedmen, whom upper-class property owner used to manage the investments on which their incomes depended.

Dennis Kehoe is Professor of Classical Studies at Tulane University, where he has taught since 1982, after receiving his Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. His research is in Roman social and economic history, with a focus on the relationship between law and the economy in the Roman Empire. He has published studies of the role of law and administrative policies in the agrarian economy of the Roman Empire, and he is a contributor to the recently published Codex of Justinian, edited by Bruce W. Frier (Cambridge, 2016)



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