Studying Roman Law (Classical World)

October 31, 2020
Studying Roman Law (Classical World)

Studying Roman Law is an introductory guide aimed atsixth-formers, students and those with a general interest wishingto obtain a basic overview of Roman private law during the firstthree centuries of the Common Era. It is not meant to be areplacement for more comprehensive and technical manuals on Romanlaw, but should rather be seen as introductory reading. Written innon-specialist language, it contains a basic overview of thesources of Roman private law and a guide to their use together witha survey of the main areas of the law using primary sources intranslation. It also explains the different contexts in which theserules arose and operated as well as the mechanisms by which theywere enforced against the backdrop of one of the most sophisticatedand influential legal systems of the ancient world.