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Is Partus sequitur ventrem actually a Roman legal doctrine?

I have a question about Roman law.

Is Partus sequitur ventrem a (classical) Roman civil law doctrine?
  • If it is, what period was it formalised in?
  • Does it exist in practice before the Corpus Juris Civilis?
  • Is there a tension between this doctrine and the rights afforded under the patriarchical system of Roman society?

Thanks in advance.
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κλίνη - Reclining on the left or right side?

There is some talk these days about the health benefits, (inc. to digestion) of sleeping on the left side rather than the right. Are there Ancient Greek or Roman sources or other evidence suggesting that people reclined on either side, when they reclined on a κλίνη to eat, etc.?
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Greek source material for Jovian and Valentinian I

Are there extant primary sources in Greek for the two emperors that succeeded Julian the Apostate (restorer ofvthe idols)?
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Zeus apologizes

Maybe it was inevitable? That is this age of the #MeToo movement, even Zeus would have some regrets looking back? I think he's handled it well, as told in this very clever piece by Prudence Crowther in the January 15, 2018 New York Review of Books.
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Were the degrees cancelled at a caesar's death?

One passage from the Talmud says to wait patiently, because the degrees of the Caesar would be cancelled at his death. Is tgat an historically accurate statement under Roman law?
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Bites of Knowledge: Greek and Roman Antiquities

Salvete,

I have created Bites of Knowledge: Greek and Roman Antiquities a small Javascript-enabled web page providing links to random pages in scanned books (public domain, mostly encyclopaedias) about Greek and Roman antiquities. You can download it from the Download-section of my homepage.

I made it so that I can satisfy my urge for information about this topic, always surprising me with some new tidbit of information. Perhaps others will find it interesting as well. ...
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Macedonia

I spent some time looking into this today for no good reason.

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

The man who has focused on one word for 23 years

It seems that manufactured identity based on dubious historical claims is a big deal in some parts of the world. However, getting another group to protest the existence and name of your group is clearly brilliant realpolitik. I can't imagine anything more certain ...
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