BGU 140 (HADRIAN’S LETTER)
This edict of 4 August 119 (see Lewis 1955) conferred more extensive inheritance rights on the soldiers’ children.
Copy of a letter of the emperor, translated… which was publicly displayed in the third year of Trajan Hadrian Augustus, in the consulship of Publius Aelius for the 3rd time and of Rusticus… in the winter camp of the III Cyrenaica legion and the XXII Deiotariana on the 4th of August which is the 11th of Mesore, at headquarters.
I know, my dear Rammius, that those whom their parents in their period of military service acknowledged as their children have been debarred from succeeding to their fathers’ property, and this meas
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Publication information: Book title: The Marriage of Roman Soldiers (13 BC-AD 235): Law and Family in the Imperial Army. Contributors: Sara Elise Phang - Author. Publisher: Brill. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 402.