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Several papyri in the Babatha and Salome Komaise archives mention guardianship of minors or women. The papyri deal with appointment of guardians for this child and a dispute between the mother of the child, Babatha, and the appointed guardians over the maintenance money they provided. The fact that there are several papyri that deal with the same matter ensures that a better picture can be formed of the situation and the judicial arrangements made. The matter of guardianship in the papyri presents one of the most obvious examples of a difference between the external impression the papyri give of what law is adhered to and the internal evidence. The only direct evidence that Roman law was in any way applicable to the case is the presence of the actio tutelage in the archive.

Keywords: Babatha archive; guardianship; Roman law; Salome Komaise archive



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