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Title: The Testament of Sempronius Tuditanus
Contributor(s): Hopwood, Bronwyn (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: Sempronius Tuditanus, son of the consul of 129 BC and a 'nobilis' of some wealth, achieved notoriety on account of his eccentric behaviour. The ancient authors who mention him attribute this to insanity. Cicero alludes to Tuditanus early in the first century BC ('Phil'. 3.16; 'Acad'. 2.89) and Valerius Maximus (7.8.1) comments on his will. Valerius' text, which has attracted its share of debate, is of particular interest to scholars working on the lex Voconia (not mentioned by Valerius Maximus) and the handling of wills drawn up by a 'furiosus'. It occurs in a section of Valerius' work discussing instances of wills that were upheld, but which might have been set aside as void. Tuditanus' will provides Valerius' first example.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Antichthon, v.41, p. 1-12
Publisher: Australian Society for Classical Studies
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0066-4774
Field of Research (FOR): 210306 Classical Greek and Roman History
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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