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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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Highly motivated to succeed in the new country, they united as Rhodian immigrants in their new location, established informal self-help networks to employ newcomers or provide loans to open new businesses, and retained close contact with each other.
Sidebottom, `The Date of Dio of Prusa's Rhodian and Alexandrian Orations', Historia 41 (1992), pp.
Attalus seems to have operated semi-independently at first: he raised a large army(23) to add to his fleet command,(24) and attacked Rhodes and some cities on the Rhodian peraea.
Birth and early career unknown, but son of Marcus Aemilius Regillus; as praetor he was sent to command Roman naval forces in the Aegean Sea (190); with the aid of a flotilla from Rhodes, he defeated a Syrian fleet under the former Carthaginian general Hannibal (then making his first and only appearance as a naval commander) at the Eurymedon (190); later that year he smashed a second Syrian fleet at Myonnesus, thus winning control of the Aegean for Rome and her Rhodian and Pergamene allies; vowed a temple to the lares permarini (guardian gods of the sea) in return for victory, and carried out his vow when he returned to Rome; as propraetor he celebrated a naval triumph (189).
4) In his Natural History (Book VI, Chapter 37), Pliny famously named the Rhodian sculptors of the Laocoon as Hagesander, Athanadorus and Polydorus; for some, this has constituted proof that we are dealing with the same artists at Sperlonga, where an inscription proudly emblazoned on one of the sculptural groups reads: 'Athanadoros, son of Agesandros, Agesandros, son of Paionios, and Polydoros son of Polydoros, all from Rhodes, have made this'.
Dio Chrysostom--a champion of statues, as we saw, in his Rhodian speech--puts the case for Phidias with the irony of a practised rhetorician (Orationes 12).
Glacken was rumored to have completed a sequel to his 1967 classic Traces on the Rhodian Shore, but never published it, and it now seems lost.
Back then, Rhodes was the Mediterranean's centre of trade thanks to its naval force which commanded the seas and its tax system, which provided only for minimal duties on commodities traded on Rhodian soil.
The Emergence of General Average from the Rhodian Sea Law to the English Common Law B.
Pieces include Violin Sonata in E Rhodian by Alexander LaFollett; "The Air Is a Chamber" and "The Earth Is a Cell" by J.