L'union de collèges professionnels de Lyon par le biais de patrons communs: Le moyen le plus prompt de résoudre des affaires ?

Translated title of the contribution: Union of professional collegia at lyon through the common patrons: The quickest and easiest way to resolve conflicts?

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This paper deals with the relationship between the nautae and other professionals at Ly on during the Principate. From a tem poral angle, it aim s at putting forward a new hy pothesis about the links binding them together. Epigraphic exam ination of careers of the nautal collegia's patrons rev eals that the Saône riv er transporters' collegium appointed som e of its own m em bers as its patrons, who were also Ly on's wine m erchants' collegium m em bers and its patrons or executiv es. Interpretation of this phenom enon through considering v arious docum ents related to technical, social and legal conditions of transport and trade on the Rhône-Saône-Moselle route leads us to put forward a hy pothesis: The two collegia shared their patrons-m em bers who could act better as m ediators in conflicts between their m em bers in order to av oid loss of tim e caused by long steps of lawsuits or non-m em bers patrons' interv entions.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Collegium
  • Collegium 's patron
  • Loss of tim e
  • Ly on
  • M erchant
  • Nauta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics

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