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LAWS, RHODIAN, maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the sea, about nine hundred. years before the Christian era. There is reason to suppose this code has not been transmitted to posterity, at least not in a perfect state. A collection of marine constitutions, under the denomination of Rhodian Laws, may be seen in Vinnius, but they bear evident marks of a spurious origin. See Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 4, p. 15; this Dict. Code; Laws of Oleron; Laws of Wisbuy; Laws of the Hanse Towns.

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As the Rhodian economy lacked other significant sources of revenue, state revenue plummeted and with that, its military and naval power declined.
We had happily escaped sobriety, when some female entertainers entered: female pipers, singers, Rhodian sambuke-players.
The Justinian Code (Corpus Juris Civilis Iustinianus) included the earlier Rhodian law of jettison, that when some goods had to be thrown overboard to save the vessel, those whose goods survived shared in the loss on the basis of the general average value of what was sacrificed.
Glacken C J, 1967 Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century (University of California Press, Berkeley, CA)
Trata-se de Clarence Glacken (1909--1989), com sua grande obra Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the Eighteenth Century (1967), considerada por muitos como o mais importante livro sobre historia das ideias Ocidentais sobre natureza.
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The Rhodian Sea Laws were the first attempt at codifying maritime law, which consisted of the customs that long outdated this effort by the Greeks between 800 and 900 B.C.
Basilisco, a Rhodian knight, displays sorrow over the capture of Rhodes by Turkish troops.
In Balaustion's Adventure, the Rhodian girl Balaustion and her companions, on their way to join Athens in the war against Sparta, are about to be refused shelter in the harbour of Sparta's Syracusan allies when she offers to recite the Alcestis to them, and Then, because Greeks are Greeks, and hearts are hearts, And poetry is power,--they all outbroke In a great joyous laughter with much love.