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Started by Ron Edwards, February 03, 2003, 05:11:18 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards1) Does one use Pietas or Pietas+3 for Divine Intervention? Is it the former for any ol' god and the latter for one's patron god? (If so, that was easy.)
Quote from: Ron Edwards2) In Chapter 3, one is permitted to re-roll any or all of one's roll by spending a Humor point, whereas in Chapter 2, one is permitted only to re-roll one specific die from the four-die roll by doing so. Which way is right?
Quote from: Ron Edwards3) Does a wife take her husband's nomen? Doesn't look like it; is that right?
Quote from: Ron Edwards4) The outcomes on the Influence Effect table are a tad different between the book and the charts from the website-download. I assume the latter are the updated version?
Quote from: Ron EdwardsMore on a cultural-musing note, it turns out that we are all fascinated by Roman slavery. A bit of text-digging has revealed that the Fvlminata book is historically accurate (no surprise there; hi, Jason!) and that marriage to slaves, or rather, buying a slave to free and marry them, is common. This raised all sorts of issues.
Quoteunder Roman law, slaves could own slaves
Quote from: Mike HolmesMike told me about Bernius. We are so gonna play that at GenCon...
Quote from: Mike Holmesare slaves of slaves subject to the same fate as their masters? That is, are slaves owned by slaves somehow the property of the overslave's master? Just to be clear, it master A owns slave B, and slave B owns slave C, does A own B technically? IOW, in the Bernius scenario would only the slaves of the master die upon discovery, or their slaves as well?
Quote from: Mike HolmesWhile were on the subject, what was the fate of a slave whose master dies without heirs?
Quote from: Jason E. RobertsIn your example above, I think you meant "does A own C technically" by association. That answer is no - the personal property of a slave that he has earned and/or paid for is not the property of the original master. That being typed, I will have to research whether the slaves of a slave implicated in the murder of his master are guilty by association and subject to the same grisly fate. Good question of Roman jurisprudence.
Quote from: Mike HolmesDid they become Plebians or some other social rank (Freedmen)? What was the social status of the children of slaves and/or freed slaves?
Quote from: Mike HolmesCould Plebians own slaves, and if they did, did their slaves have the same conditions? If so, Gareth, why do you indicate Patricians specifically? If the right to own something was revoked did that make the property thn belong to the master?
Quote from: Mike Holmes(I'm going to remember that "Peculiar" thing; I always remember Latin roots).
Quote from: Mike HolmesAlso, is this one of those things that, as mentioned above, tended to differ in legal application by region? Also, what time periods are we talking here, and did these conditions change substantially during the Republic or Empire?
Quote from: Mike HolmesThanks again, Jason; you are a font.Mike