Ideas of Law in Hellenistic and Roman Legal Practice

Georgy Kantor

in Legalism

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199664269
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744686 | DOI:
Ideas of Law in Hellenistic and Roman Legal Practice

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This chapter begins by looking at how the sphere of the ‘legal’ was defined in Roman and Hellenistic law (disputing the received opinion of a marked difference between the two in this respect). The second section looks at the Greek and Latin terminology used to describe ‘rules’ and ‘rights’. The third section discusses the typology and role of rules in the administration of law in this period and the extent to which the picture that emerges can be described in terms of modern legal and anthropological approaches.

Keywords: Roman law; Hellenistic law; Greek; Latin; terminology; typology; rules; rights

Chapter.  14209 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Law ; History of Law

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