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Dating the <i>Lex Aquilia</i><sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0003
Dating the Lex Aquilia☼

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The date of the lex Aquilia is controversial. One view is that it was associated with a secession of the plebs. This association is made by Byzantine jurists, such as Theophilus, and it is argued that their view may be based on sources unknown to us. However the same association is made by medieval jurists who are unlikely to have had knowledge of such sources and so the association may well be based on speculation rather than evidence.

Keywords: Lex Aquilia; Byzantine jurists; Theophilus; Medieval jurists; Azo; Odofredus

Chapter.  3785 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Law

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