Lex Coloniae Genitiuae Iuliae. Tablet I

Osuna, Seville
20-24 AD

Following the reorganisation of the Hispania Ulterior province in 44 BC, a series of laws were passed concerning the administration of cities. For example, Urso (now Osuna) was renamed Colonia Genitiva Julia and acquired the rights and obligations published on this and other tablets. This first tablet contains Chapters 61 to 69 and discusses the regulations governing the calendar of public holidays, religious life and the tax regime of public management activities.


This section contains objects associated with different aspects of the Roman presence in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the language and laws of Rome, Roman technologies for public works, and the creation of an urban society, reflected most notably in the forum. Meanwhile, everyday objects used inside and outside the home offer an insight into the daily lives of Hispano-Roman men and women.

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