Judge Julia Domna? A Historical Mystery and the Emergence of Imperial Legal Administration

@article{Tuori2016JudgeJD,
  title={Judge Julia Domna? A Historical Mystery and the Emergence of Imperial Legal Administration},
  author={Kaius Tuori},
  journal={The Journal of Legal History},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={180 - 197}
}
  • Kaius Tuori
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Legal History
  • ABSTRACT This article analyses a problematic passage from Cassius Dio (78.18.2–3) where Julia Domna is depicted as answering petitions and correspondence on behalf of her son, Caracalla, in AD 214–215. Through a reading of the relevant sources and the emerging tradition of Roman imperial adjudication, the article seeks to answer the question: what did this reference to an empress using imperial power mean? Was it merely a sign of the emperor's ineptitude or could it be seen as a reference to… CONTINUE READING

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    Dio 19.4 maintains that Julia Domna took care of his correspondence until his death
      noting though that Caracalla's rulings have led to diverging opinions