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Lawsuits in Context

E Metzger

in Beyond Dogmatics

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627936
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651474 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627936.003.0036
Lawsuits in Context

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The study of Roman civil procedure has benefited enormously from the discovery of the Murecine archive, a collection of first-century documents belonging to a banking family in Puteoli. This chapter discusses two pre-trial matters — iusiurandum and the appointment of cognitores — which have been affected by a misinterpretation of parties' ‘promises to reappear’. Then follows a more general discussion of the postponement procedures, deduced with the considerable aid of the Murecine archive.

Keywords: pre-trial; iusiurandum; cognitores; Roman civil procedure; Murecine archive

Chapter.  9619 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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