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Headword: Φαλκίδιος
Adler number: phi,53
Translated headword: Falcidius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"There is a law enacted under Gaius Octavius Caesar, still retaining most of its force as regards the bequeathing of estates, inaugurated under the tribune Falcidius."
Greek Original:
Φαλκίδιος: νόμος ἐστὶ παρὰ καίσαρος τεθεὶς Γαί̈ου Ὀκταβίου, πλείστην καὶ νῦν ἰσχὺν ἔχων εἰς τὰς τῶν κλήρων διαδοχάς, πρὸς Φαλκιδίου τοῦ δημάρχου εὑρημένος.
Note:
Cassius Dio 48.33.5: law (40 BCE) of the tribune P. Falcidius. The Digest (35.2.1ff) supplies further detail on its provisions, e.g. no Roman citizen could in his will divert more than three quarters of his estate from the legal heir(s).
Keywords: biography; chronology; daily life; economics; historiography; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 April 2003@07:46:09.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, set status) on 10 November 2003@16:15:32.
David Whitehead (modified keywords) on 15 November 2003@07:14:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 28 April 2011@08:21:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded note) on 9 August 2011@04:33:46.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2016@09:50:05.

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