By O. F. Robinson
The inhabitants of old Rome at its height used to be large. to maintain the population fed, supplied with water, drainage and leisure; to permit the folks to maneuver approximately in concord with their acquaintances, required an in depth, pragmatic and doable process of administrative legislations. This publication describes the felony framework on which the management of historic Rome as a urban depended.
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48, Marcian, lib. sing, de delatoribus: si quis ad demoliendum negotiandi causa vendidisse domum partemve domus fuerit convictus, ut emptor et venditor singuli pretium quo domus distracta est praestent constitutum est. ad opus autem publicum si transferat marmora vel columnas, licito iure facit. 72 Cf. 7, Julian 48 dig. 50, Ulpian 6 opin. we find: Qui domum alienam, invito domino, demolit… without any mention of administrative censure or criminal penalty, but then, this wrecker had built baths.
Town planning in the sense defined at the start of this chapter was not an activity which could be left to subordinates, although here the position of the Senate was ambivalent. In many areas it was in theory the colleague of the emperor; the various commissions concerned with public works were senatorial posts, and often acted ex senatusconsulto. However, for much of the Principate not only did the emperors normally reside in Rome, as a modern head of state usually resides in the capital city, but also, as one of their fundamental bases of power, they held a magistracy whose operation was in theory confined to the City, the tribunate of the people.
3. 8–9. 12 de Ruggiero (1925), ch. ix. Cf. 140ff) tabula Heracleensis, vv. 147ff) lex Irnitana, Tab. VIIB
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