Lex Poetelia Papiria

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The Lex Poetelia Papiria was a law passed in Ancient Rome that abolished the contractual form of Nexum, or debt bondage.[1] Livy dates the law in 326 BC, during the third consulship of Gaius Poetelius Libo Visolus,[2] whereas Varro dates the law in 313 BC, during Poetelius' dictatorship.[3]

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  1. ^ A. Arthur Schiller (1978). Roman Law: Mechanisms of Development. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-90-279-7744-1. 
  2. ^ Livy, History of Rome VIII.28, "The Perseus Digital Library". Retrieved on May 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Varro. On the Latin Language: Book VII. Trans. Roland G. Kent. On the Latin Language I: Books V-VII. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1938. pp 359-361