One example of boundary definition per extremitatem is attested in the Sententia Minuciorum, which can be dated to 117 BC on the basis of the names of the consuls mentioned in the introductory lines (the text is inscribed in the so-called Polcevera Tablet, a bronze tablet found in the Polcevera torrent) and reports a boundary dispute that arose between the Genuates and the Viturii Langenses. The text is an important document of the transitional phase towards Romanisation in the Cisalpine area, in general, and in Liguria, in particular, during the second century bc, revealing the coexistence of Roman institutions and relicts of juridical and social conditions regarding land use dating back to the archaic period that had yet to be completely obliterated. The Roman arbitrators were fully cognizant of the specific situation of the Ligurian community, which would receive Latin rights and then Roman citizenship in the century after the drafting of the Sententia.

The Polcevera Tablet

Maria Federica Petraccia
2019

Abstract

One example of boundary definition per extremitatem is attested in the Sententia Minuciorum, which can be dated to 117 BC on the basis of the names of the consuls mentioned in the introductory lines (the text is inscribed in the so-called Polcevera Tablet, a bronze tablet found in the Polcevera torrent) and reports a boundary dispute that arose between the Genuates and the Viturii Langenses. The text is an important document of the transitional phase towards Romanisation in the Cisalpine area, in general, and in Liguria, in particular, during the second century bc, revealing the coexistence of Roman institutions and relicts of juridical and social conditions regarding land use dating back to the archaic period that had yet to be completely obliterated. The Roman arbitrators were fully cognizant of the specific situation of the Ligurian community, which would receive Latin rights and then Roman citizenship in the century after the drafting of the Sententia.
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