Rhodian Sea Law


Rhodian Sea Law
   The Nomos Nautikos (Maritime Law), or, as it is sometimes called, the Nomos Rhodios (Rhodian Law), is a collection of maritime law dating from the seventh or eighth century, and appended to the Ecloga (q.v.). It deals with diverse aspects of commercial navigation, including liability for losses in case of piracy or storm, and punishable offenses.

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