A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial by Ernest Metzger

A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

byErnest Metzger

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

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Roman Litigation has long been a difficult subject for study, hampered by a lack of information concerning the practical operation of the civil courts. Using newly discovered evidence, the author of this new book presents a lucid new interpretation of how civil trials in classical Rome werecommenced and brought to judgement. The new evidence adds enormously to our knowledge of Roman courts, and the author uses this evidence to create what is a valuable and original contribution to the literature on Roman Civil procedure.

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Ernest Metzger is at University of Aberdeen.
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Title:A New Outline of the Roman Civil TrialFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264747

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Part I: Appointment1. A New Procedural Institution2. Granting a Trial for the Third Day3. A Divided Proceeding in iure4. The Appointment of the Judge5. Intertium and Comperendinu DiesPart II: Adjournment and Judgement6. Diem Diffindere7. Dividing the Fictional Day8. The One-day rule9. The Meaning of 'Divide'10. Antinoopolis Papyrus I. 2211. The Judge's Burden

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`a painstaking review of our assumptions about Roman civil procedure ... a closely argued, technical book. It is a 'must' for anyone interested in Roman law procedure or the lex Irnitana.'Andrew Lintott, Journal of Roman Studies, LXXXIX 1999