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Terms for the Concubinatus between Tertia Charis and Tertius Quinctilius Varus


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A scroll stating the terms for the Concubinatus between Tertia Charis and Tertius Quinctilius Varus.

 The scroll exists in 4 copies – one kept in the domus, one given to Tertia Charis to keep, one kept in Tertius’ office he uses as a praetor and one delivered to an archive holding such documents in Rome, since authorities are also notified of the union.

 

Terms for Tertia Charis she must uphold upon entering Concubinatus between her and Tertius Quinctilius Varus

18th of December, 76 AD

 

·       Tertia Charis must stay in Rome and in the house of Tertius Quinctilius Varus

·       If Tertius Quinctilius Varus leaves Rome, she is permitted to follow if he tells her to do so

·       Tertia Charis must act as Tertius Quinctilius Varus’ wife in all matters

·       Tertia Charis must remain faithful as a wife to Tertius Quinctilius Varus

·       Tertia Charis must be addressed as Domina by household slaves

·       An allowance is given to Tertia Charis , for her to spend as she pleases. Given monthly

·       Tertia Charis is not allowed to leave the house or Rome with Peregrinus Quinctilius Varus without his father’s permission

·       Any sons gained from the Concubinatus also follow the term stated above

·       Any sons or daughters from the union are not considered legitimate heirs to Tertius Quinctilius Varus unless he chooses to adopt them

·       Should Tertia Charis fail to live up to the terms of this document, Tertius Quinctilius Varus has the authority to do the following:

  • The authority to send Tertia Charisa away
  • The authority to keep her allowance
  • The authority to keep their children with him
  • the authority to remove the title of freedwoman from Tertia Charis

·       Should Tertius Quinctilius die or fall ill, Teutus Quinctilius Varus is to be the guardian of Peregrinus Quinctilius Varus until he comes of age

·       Only Tertius Quinctilius Varus is allowed to change the terms of this document

 

Signed by Tertius Quinctilius Varus and Tertia Charis

Edited by Atrice
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