oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Roman women : sometimes equal and sometimes not

Volume 12 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... The senatus consultum Velleianum (hereafter SCV) was probably enacted in AD 46.1 This decree determined that women should not intercede on behalf of anyone, 2 and effect was given to it by the exceptio senatus consulti Velleiani.3 Some years earlier, Augustus and Claudius had issued edicts in terms of which wives were forbidden to intercede for their husbands.4 The same emperors had, however, also weakened the institution of tutela mulierum by the ius liberorum (Augustus) and the abolition of the tutor legitimus (Claudius).

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