The Digest of Roman Law

The Digest of Roman Law

Theft, Rapine, Damage, and Insult


Introduction by: C. F. Kolbert
Translator: C. F. Kolbert

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140443431
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.

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Table of Contents

Translated by C.F. Kolbert

General Introduction
The Legal Background
The Roman Law of Delicts
Concerning the Lex Aquilia
Concerning Theft
Concerning Robbery with Violence and Riotous Assembly
Concerning Insulting Behaviour and Scandalous Libels
Notes
Further Reading

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