oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - About the right of passage in Ancient Egypt (way-in and way-out of an estate : eisodos kai exodos)

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



In many a Greek deed concluded in Hellenistic-Roman times, and concerning the transaction of rights with respect to immovables (buildings or land), was stipulated an important clause specifying . This occurred in cases such as inheritance, sale, and the partition of buildings. In terms of such a clause one of the two contracting parties was guaranteed, among others, the right to use a path over the property of the other party. As far as houses were concerned, the path could lead, for example, through a gate or a door on a public road or even through another building belonging to a third party, so that the party receiving the benefit of the servitude could have access to and exit from his own property.

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