Readership: Will be valuable reading for historians of the Roman Empire, as well as for specialists
in Graeco-Roman Egypt and the history of law in medieval and modern periods.
Benjamin Kelly, Assistant Professor, Department of History, York University, Toronto
Benjamin Kelly is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at York University, Toronto. He was previously a lecturer in the History Program of the Australian National University.
"Petitions, Litigations, and Social Control in Roman Egypt is an engaging and important study, which relies on a superb examination of ancient Greek papyri. As such, it substantially improves our understanding of the role of law and justice in the everyday life of the inhabitants of Roman Egypt and, more broadly speaking, of the Roman world." - Katherine Blouin, Phoenix
"Benjamin Kelly has written an excellent book on litigation and petitioning in Roman Egypt." - Giovanni R. Ruffini, Topoi
Notes for Readers
2: Petitions and Social History
3: Legal Control in Roman Egypt
4: Who used the justice system?
5: Political Ideologies in the Legal Realm
6: Hierarchy and Group Solidarity
7: Private Dispute Resolution and the Shadow of the Law
8: Vexatious and Vexing Litigation
Appendix I: Petitions Involving Disputes
Appendix II: Petitions without Disputes
Appendix III: Reports of Proceedings