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Year 6/2016 
Volume 8 
Issue 2

Pliny the Younger and the problem of translatio cadaveris

Maciej Jońca
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

6/2016 8 (2) Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem

DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.107

Abstract

In the correspondence between the governor of Bithynia-Pontus and emperor Trajan in the years 111–113 one can find an exchange on whether to allow a buried body to be exhumed and transported to be buried in a different place. Pliny, who was familiar with Roman practices in this respect, turned to the emperor seeking advice on what policy he should adopt with regard to the inhabitants of the province. The emperor’s answer upheld the common practice that it was possible to move a body to a different burial site only when there was a strong reason for doing so (especially when the tombs were being violated or otherwise under threat). Trajan’s judgement influenced the decisions by subsequent rulers who took their stance in this matter.

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Pliny the Younger and the problem of translatio cadaveris. (2016). Pliny the Younger and the problem of translatio cadaveris. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, 8(2), 17-26. https://doi.org/10.7206/kp.2080-1084.107 (Original work published 6/2016AD)

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“Pliny The Younger And The Problem Of Translatio Cadaveris”. 6/2016AD. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, vol. 8, no. 2, 2016, pp. 17-26.

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“Pliny The Younger And The Problem Of Translatio Cadaveris”. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem, 8, no. 2 (2016): 17-26. doi:10.7206/kp.2080-1084.107.