‘Judging beyond the sandal’: Law and rhetoric in D. 19,2,31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.)

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Abstract

D. 19,2,31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.) contains a juristic responsum composed in the intermediate rhetorical style. The recognition that the fragment has rhetorical aspects helps toward solving problems of authorship and makes the text intelligible from a legal perspective. The legal and rhetorical quality of the reply provides an insight into the intellectual culture of late Republican Rome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-337
JournalZeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Romanistische Abteilung
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Roman Law
  • legal history
  • rhetoric

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