The Sources of Roman Law
Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians
By (author) O.F. Robinson
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Sources of Roman Law by O.F. Robinson
Book DescriptionThe notion and understanding of law penetrated society in Ancient Rome to a degree unparalleled in modern times. The poet Juvenal, for instance, described the virtuous man as a good soldier, faithful guardian, incorruptible judge and honest witness. This book is concerned with four central questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect? In The Sources of Roman Law, the origins of law and their relative weight are described in the light of developing Roman history. This is a topic that appeals to a wide range of readers: the law student will find illumination for the study of the substantive law; the student of history will be guided into an appreciation of what Roman law means as well as its value for the understanding and interpretation of Roman history. Both will find invaluable the description of how the sources have survived to inform our legal system and pose their problems for us.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415089944
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome, Paperback (January 2012)
Using Roman literary and legal sources, this text assesses Roman penal policy through an in-depth examination of six high-profile criminal cases, ranging from the Bacchanalian trials in 186 BC to the trials for treason and magic in the fourth century.
Sources of Roman Law, Paperback (December 1996)
This book is concerned with four questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect?
Criminal Law of Ancient Rome, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by O.F. Robinson
Grouping offenses functionally into five chapters, she examines crimes committed for gain, crimes involving violence, sexual offenses, offenses against the state, and offenses against the due ordering of society.
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