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MALACENSIS LEX or MALACITA´NA LEX, a statute regulating the municipal constitution of Malaga in Spain, of which chapters beaten 51-69 were discovered on a bronze tablet in five columns near that city in 1851. No doubt the law was no enactment of the Roman comitia, but was bestowed on Malaga by Domitian, between the years A.D. 81-84. Along with the Lex Salpensana, which was excavated at the same time and place, it throws considerable light on the institutions and organisation of the Latin municipia, and on some purely legal topics, such as the “cautio praedibus praediisque.” [Printed in the C. I. L. 2, No. 1964, and in Bruns, Fontes juris Romani Antiqui. First published by R. de Berlanga at Malaga in 1853. See particularly Mommsen's monograph, Die Städtrechte der lateinischen Gemeinden Salpensa und Malaca in der Provinz Baetica, Leipzig, 1855. They have also been written on by Laboulaye, Paris, 1856; Asher, Paris and Heidelberg, 1868; Giraud, Paris, 1856-8, 1866-8; Van Lier, 1865; and Van Schwinderen, 1866.]


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