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graphē paranomōn

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

In Athens was a prosecution for the offence of proposing a decree or law which was contrary to an existing law in form or content. As soon as the accuser made a sworn statement that he...

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lex

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Law.

(pl. lēgēs), primarily, a statute, passed by one of the assemblies of the Roman people; the lex Hortensia of 287 bc conferred the force of statute on measures passed by a meeting of the...

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logographers

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — History of Law.

(Gk. logographos),

as used by the contemporaries of Demosthenes (2), commonly means a speech‐writer for litigants in the courts, or else a writer of prose, as distinct from a poet....

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Masurius Sabinus

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

(RE 29),

probably from Verona, a leading Roman lawyer of the first half of the 1st cent. ad. He was successful as a law teacher in Rome and counted the ...

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Papinian

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

A leading lawyer of the Severan age and a close associate of the emperor Septimius Severus, probably came, like him, from Africa and had some exposure to Hellenistic culture. He was...

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postliminium

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — International Law.

‘The term “postliminium” is originally one of Roman Law, derived from post and limen (i.e. boundary)…. Modern International Law and Municipal Law have adopted the term to indicate the fact...

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