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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
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The law of persons in the later Roman Republic n.e. Edition by Alan Watson (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Format: Hardcover. Get this from a library! The law of property in the later Roman Republic. [Alan Watson]. - R. Zimmermann, The Law of Obligations, Roman Foundations of the Civilian Tradition, Oxford, , ; - A. Watson, The Law of Obligations in the Later Roman Republic, Oxford, , ; - D. Daube, On the Third Chapter of the lex Aquilia, Law Quartaly Review, 52, , = Collected Studies in Roman Law, Frankfurt am Main, , The law of property in the later Roman Republic by Alan Watson 2 editions - first published in

the use of immovable property were also accepted, and expropriations were largely carried out, notably during the later Empire. The main form of ownership was that recognized by Roman civil law (ex iure Quiritium). All Roman citizens, as well as non-Roman citizens with the right to . The law of property and possession In Roman law (today as well as in Roman times), both land and movable property could be owned absolutely by individuals. This conception of absolute ownership (dominium) is characteristically Roman, as opposed to the relative idea of ownership as the better right to possession that underlies the Germanic systems and English law. This law was repealed a few years later. History tells that the bronze tables on which the laws were engraved were lost when Rome was sacked by the Gauls in BC. Later their text was reconstructed from memory; and generations and generations of Roman schoolboys learned it by heart. Only a few fragments exist today. Roman property law began with the concept of ownership (dominium), and it applied principally to slaves and land. The principal requirements were comparatively simple: one only had to prove a legitimate transaction and unchallenged ownership for a year in the case of movable property and two years in the case of land.

Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. Drawing on Greek political theory, the work embodies the mature reflections of a Roman ex-consul on the nature of political organization, on justice in society, and on the qualities needed in a statesman. This collection of statutes, which the Roman historian Livy called “the fount of all law, public and private” (Roman History , trans. Jones), was lost, although many quotations, paraphrases, and descriptions were preserved by later Roman authors (Johnson, Coleman- Norton, and Bourne , 9–18; Warmington ; see also A. Watson ). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Watson, Alan. Law of persons in the later Roman Republic. Aalen: Scientia Verlag, (OCoLC) Furtum was a delict of Roman law comparable to the modern offence of theft (as it is usually translated) despite being a civil and not criminal wrong. In the classical law and later, it denoted the contrectatio ("handling") of most types of property with a particular sort of intention – fraud and in the later law, a view to gain. It is unclear whether a view to gain was always required or added later, and, if the latter, .