Augustus and the Freedman

Lex Fufia Caninia, Flex Sentia, Restrictions

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Lex Fufia Caninia

Limited the amount of freedmen who could be released. 2-10 freedmen=50%

Depite this Freedmen were frequent

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Flex Sentia AD 4

Freedmen had to respect their patrons

Can't bring legal actions against them

If childless, had to leave 1/2 of their estate to their patron upon death

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  • Could be tortured in court
  • Had to wear to Freedman's cap
  • Couldn't marry into senatorial class
  • Couldn't become a senator or equestrian
  • Son couldn't become a senator, only their grandson could
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