Neither Male, Nor Female…thus no legal standing?!

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Valerius Maximus 7.7.6.   Text and translation taken from this book.   There is much going on here, not just with gender, but also ethnic (and religious) prejudice, the status of freedmen in relation to their former masters and the relative authority of different magistrates.

 

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