Lex Malacitana from Roman Málaga

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James Blake Wiener
published on 03 November 2017

This tablet is made of bronze and was made c. 81-96 CE in Málaga, Spain. The "Lex Malacitana" was a fundemental pillar of the new Hispano-Roman culture. In order to maintain order in the empire, Rome pased laws governing both public and private life. This legal tablet is a public document once displayed ont he wall of a government building. It contains part of the law granted to "Municipium Flavium Malacitano" (Málaga) when Emperor Vespasian gave the city a municipal charter. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 03). Lex Malacitana from Roman Málaga. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7544/lex-malacitana-from-roman-malaga/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Lex Malacitana from Roman Málaga." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 03, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7544/lex-malacitana-from-roman-malaga/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Lex Malacitana from Roman Málaga." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Nov 2017. Web. 07 Feb 2023.