Chapter

Introduction

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198264743
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682780 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the main subject of this book — the Roman civil trial conducted before a single judge, and the judge himself. The judge is considered to be an important subject in an outline of the civil trial, as his duties and responsibilities determine much of the trial's structure. The chapter briefly examines three matters relating to the judge: appointment, adjournment, and judgement. It also discusses the institutions of intertium and diem diffindre.

Keywords: judge; intertium; diem diffindre; Roman civil trial; judgement

Chapter.  2272 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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