Ancient Law Workshop: April 22–23

April 14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the workshop "Law, Economics, and Society: Purchase and Sale in Ancient Law and its Reception," to take place at Harvard University, April 22–23. The workshop will bring together scholars from the USA, UK, and Europe to explore the ways in which the law(s) of sale and purchase in the Ancient Greek and Roman world interact with and are affected by economic factors and local customs. Participants include: Barbara Abatino (Amsterdam/Naples); Jean-Jacques Aubert (Neuchâtel); Cristina Carusi (UT, Austin); Anna di Robilant (Boston University); Paul du Plessis (Edinburgh); Eva Jakab (Szeged); Dennis Kehoe (Tulane); Peter Temin (MIT); Gerhard Thür (OAW). Because space in the workshop is limited, if you would like to participate or if you have any questions, please contact the coordinators: Charles Bartlett ( or James Townshend (

The workshop would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; the Center for Hellenic Studies; Harvard Department of the Classics; Center for History and Economics; Harvard History Department; the Program in Law and History at Harvard Law School; Harvard Graduate Student Council.

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