The TLRR II – Providing Digital Infrastructure to Research Roman Republican Trials

  • Kirsten Jahn (Autor/in)

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The project Trials in the Late Roman Republic II (TLRR II) aims at collecting, organizing, and analyzing information about Roman legal cases in an XML database. M. Alexander published the book “Trials in the Late Roman Republic, 149 BC to 50 BC” (TLRR I) in 1990, and initiated the current project that will make Roman republican trials easily accessible with modern technology. For each case a short description is provided, a clear distinction between assumptions and facts is made, and an updated bibliography can be found at the end of each entry. The open access database can serve both as a reference work and as a starting point for further research in Roman Republican history. It could be a connecting link within the developing digital infrastructure for that era.




Alexander (1990): M. Alexander, Trials in the Late Roman Republic, 149 BC to 50 BC (Phoenix Suppl. 26), Toronto 1990.

Blackwell / Schubert (2016): C. B. Blackwell / C. Schubert, Annotating and Editing with Canonical Text Services (CTS) Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: 2016–2017, in: DCO 2,1 (2016), 94–99; DOI:

Brennan (2000): T. C. Brennan, The Praetorship in the Roman Republic, 2 vol., Oxford 2000.

Broughton (1951/52): T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic, 2 vol, New York 1951/52.

Broughton (1986): T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic, Bd. 3 suppl., New York 1986.

Brunt (1988): P.A. Brunt, Clientela, in: P.A. Brunt: The Fall of the Roman Republic and Related Essays, Oxford 382–442.

David (1992) : J.-M. David, Le patronat judiciaire au dernier siècle de la République romaine (Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d’Athènes et de Rome 267), Rom 1992.

Geib (1842): K. G. Geib, Geschichte des römischen Kriminalprozesses bis zum Tode Justinians, Leipzig 1842.

Gruen (1968): E. S. Gruen, Roman Politics and the Criminal Courts, 149–78 B.C., Cambridge 1968.

Leges Populi Romani (LEPOR): Powell / Paterson (2007): J. Powell, / J. Paterson, Introduction, in: J. Powell, / J. Paterson (ed.), Cicero the Advocate, Oxford 2007, 1–57.

Mommsen (1899): Th. Mommsen, Römisches Strafrecht, Leipzig.

Rein (1844): W. Rein, Das Kriminalrecht der Römer von Romulus bis auf Justinian, Leipzig 1844.

Robb (2012): M. Robb, Digitising the Prosopography of the Roman Republic, presented at Institute of Classical Studies Digital Seminar 2012:

Sperberg-McQueen (2016): C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Trials of the Late Roman Republic: Providing XML infrastructure on a shoe-string for a distributed academic project, in: Balisage Series on Markup Technologies 17 (2016); doi:10.4242/BalisageVol17.Sperberg-McQueen01.

Thommen (1989): L. Thommen, Das Volkstribunat der späten römischen Republik, Stuttgart 1989.

Zumpt (1871): A. W. Zumpt, Der Criminalprozeß der römischen Republik, Leipzig 1871.

Beitragende/r oder Sponsor
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (Black Mesa Technologies LLC)
XML database, Roman Republic, Roman law