Influssi sabini nelle leges regiae. Considerazioni preliminari
In: Bullettino dell'Istituto di Diritto Romano "Vittorio Scialoja": 8, 2018
This paper aims at analyzing some leges regiae that relate , in different ways, to the Sabins. The first lex analyzed, issued by Romulus and Titus Tatius, refers to the punishment imposed on the daughter-in-law found guilty of an illegal behaviour . The other two leges, attributed to Numa, limit the use of fish and wine in sacrifices . Through the analysis of some Latin and Greek texts about the female role and some mores in the Sabine society, it could be concluded that this leges finds its origins within this culture and introduces in Rome institutions and mores of the Sabine people . The texts show a more independent status of the Sabine women than that of the Roman ones. The rules that limit the use of particular luxury goods connected to trade, such as precious pottery , wine and some species of fish for the sacrifices, meet the needs of saving, typical of an agricultural society, whose production goods are mainly based on farming the land.