This volume presents the best papers of a conference held in October 2012 in Budapest, investigating the tensions and connections between sale (the legal framework for exchanging goods) and community (the public interest represented by state authorities). The research is part of a series scrutinizing documentary sources from ancient societies. Legal documents open a special sight to legal cultures, using different languages and writing material. Despite basic disparities it is fascinating to discover deep functional relations mirroring the social and economic context.
Éva Jakab is professor for Roman law at the University of Szeged, Hungary. Her research is focused on comparative ancient contract law from the approach of every day legal life (law in action).
She is the author of Praedicere und cavere. Sachmängel im griechischen und römischen Recht (1997) and Risikomanagement beim Weinkauf. Periculum und Praxis im Imperium Romanum (2009). She edited
Usus Antiquus Juris Romani. Antikes Recht in lebenspraktischer Anwendung (2005) and Kaufen nach Römischem Recht. Antikes Erbe
in den europäischen Kaufrechtsordnungen (2008).
She is corresponding member oft he Austrian Academy of Sciences, member of the Legal Commission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of the Main Board of the Hungarian Research Funds and of the Jury‚ Consorzio Interuniversitario Gérard Boulvert, Comitato Scientifico Internazionale, Naples.