Return to the Wood in Roman Kent
Paul J., Du Plessis
This short piece concerns a Roman writing tablet housed in the Museum of London. The tablet in question contains an incomplete record of a transaction between two Roman citizens containing the sale of a woodland in Roman Kent. Owing to the fragmentary nature of the text, the nature of the transaction and the context in which the tablet was produced cannot be determined with certainty. The aim of this piece is to set out current scholarly opinions on the possible nature of the transaction and the context in which it was produced and to venture a new interpretation of this document.
Graeca Tergestina. Storia e civiltà
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Paul J. Du Plessis, "Return to the Wood in Roman Kent”, in: Éva Jakab (edited by), "Sale and Community Documents from the Ancient World. Individuals’ Autonomy and State Interference in the Ancient World. Proceedings of a Colloquium supported by the University of Szeged. Budapest 5-8.10.2012", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp. 29-40.