Author: A. H. J. Greenidge
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Legal Procedure, of Cicero's Time The leading design of this book is to furnish students of Cicero's writings with a clue to the chief legal difficulties which they will meet with in their. Reading. These difficulties are far more numerous in the sphere of procedure than in that of substantive law; and, as it was quite impossible to write a work of moderate compass which dealt with both branches of the subject, I have thought it better to confine my attention mainly to the former; although, as will easily be understood, it has proved impossible to deal thoroughly with the procedure of the period which I have treated, without touching on many questions of pure law; so intimately are these bound up with the forms in which they were presented to the courts. When I had chosen the procedure of the Cicero nian period as my subject, there were two methods of treatment which lay open before me. One was to write a series of brief commentaries on Cicero's speeches, either singly or in groups the other was to adopt a systematic and historical treatment of the civil and criminal procedure of his time - to present as complete a picture as the material permitted of the courts of law of the later Republic. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge
Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited
Originally published: Oxford: THe Clarendon Press, 1901. A systematic and historical treatment of the civil and criminal procedure of Cicero's time. At the same time the author examines the legal difficulties and contradictions found in Cicero's writings on procedure. With a subject index and index to passages found in Cicero's works. Of value to the student of Roman law, criminal and military procedure and law, and the history of European courts.
Author: A. H. J. Greenidge
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
1901. Greenidge writes in the Preface that the leading design of this book is to furnish students of Cicero's writings with a clue to the chief legal difficulties which they will meet with in their reading. These difficulties are far more numerous in the sphere of procedure than in that of substantive law; and, as it was quite impossible to write a work of moderate compass which dealt with both branches of the subject, I have thought it better to confine my attention mainly to the former; although, as will easily be understood, it has proved impossible to deal thoroughly with the procedure of the period which I have treated, without touching on many questions of pure law; so intimately are these bound up with the forms in which they were presented to the courts. Partial Contents: Book I. Civil Procedure. Part I. The Courts of the Monarchy and Early Republic; Part II. The Courts of the Ciceronian Period; and Book II. Criminal Procedure.
Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic
Author: Paul J. du Plessis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic - a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic.
Cruel and Unusual
Author: Amy Swiffen,Joshua Nichols
What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance—punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no measure—is expressed by the idea of "cruel and unusual punishment." This phrase was originally contained in the English Bill of Rights (1689). But it (and versions of it) has since found its way into numerous constitutions and declarations, including Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the Amendment to the US Constitution. Clearly, in order for the use of violence to be legitimate, it must be subject to limitation. The difficulty is that the determination of this limit should be objective, but it is not, and its application in punitive practice is constituted by a host of extra-legal factors and social and political structures. It is this essential contestability of the limit which distinguishes punishment from violence that this book addresses. And, including contributions from a range of internationally renowned scholars, it offers a plurality of original and important responses to the contemporary question of the relationship between punishment and the limits of law.
Author: Walter M. Chandler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer ́s Standpoint by Walter M. Chandler
Author: James Muirhead,Henry Goudy,Alexander Grant
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Muirhead, James.Goudy, Henry, Editor.Grant, Alexander, Editor.Historical Introduction to the Private Law of Rome. Third Edition. Revised and Edited by Alexander Grant. London: A. & C. Black, 1916. xxviii, 443 pp. Reprint available May 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Reprint available May 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-967-4. ISBN-10: 1-58477-967-5. Paperback. $28.95.* Reprint of the uncommon third and final edition. This book grew out of an article in the Encyclpedia Brittanica. An "instant classic," it soon became a fixture on reading lists and bibliographies. According to the Law Quarterly Review, "no one who has read the book can have felt any doubt that the author had mastered his authorities, or that he had a singularly wide and profound knowledge of the continental literature dealing with the subject" (15:198). The second and third editions were equally well-received. The third is the best edition because it contains the equally valuable notes of Goudy and Grant.
Author: Ernest George Hardy
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Hardy, E[rnest]. G[eorge], Translator. Roman Laws and Charters. Translated with Introduction and Notes. [With] Three Spanish Charters and Other Documents. With Introduction and Notes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1912. v, 159; iv, 159 pp. Reprint available March 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-517-3. Cloth. $95. * This important collection source materials includes the Roman Lex Acilia Repentudarum, Lex Agraria, Lex Antonia de Termessibus Majoribus, Lex Municipii Tentini, Lex Rubria de Gallia Cisalpina, Lex Julia Municipalis. The three Spanish charters are the Lex Coloniae Juliae, Lex Municipalis Salpensasa, and Lex Municipalis Malacitana. The Edict of Claudius de Cvitate Ananuroum and the Speech of Claudius on the Gallic Citizens are also included. Each item is prefaced by a useful introduction that provides historical and analytical context.
Problems and Methods for Ancient Historians
Author: O. F. Robinson
The notion and understanding of law penetrated society in Ancient Rome to a degree unparalleled in modern times. The poet Juvenal, for instance, described the virtuous man as a good soldier, faithful guardian, incorruptible judge and honest witness. This book is concerned with four central questions: Who made the law? Where did a Roman go to discover what the law was? How has the law survived to be known to us today? And what procedures were there for putting the law into effect? In The Sources of Roman Law, the origins of law and their relative weight are described in the light of developing Roman history. This is a topic that appeals to a wide range of readers: the law student will find illumination for the study of the substantive law; the student of history will be guided into an appreciation of what Roman law means as well as its value for the understanding and interpretation of Roman history. Both will find invaluable the description of how the sources have survived to inform our legal system and pose their problems for us.
Political Humor in the Late Roman Republic
Author: Anthony Corbeill
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Although numerous scholars have studied Late Republican humor, this is the first book to examine its social and political context. Anthony Corbeill maintains that political abuse exercised real powers of persuasion over Roman audiences and he demonstrates how public humor both creates and enforces a society's norms. Previous scholarship has offered two explanations for why abusive language proliferated in Roman oratory. The first asserts that public rhetoric, filled with extravagant lies, was unconstrained by strictures of propriety. The second contends that invective represents an artifice borrowed from the Greeks. After a fresh reading of all extant literary works from the period, Corbeill concludes that the topics exploited in political invective arise from biases already present in Roman society. The author assesses evidence outside political discourse—from prayer ritual to philosophical speculation to physiognomic texts—in order to locate independently the biases in Roman society that enabled an orator's jokes to persuade. Within each instance of abusive humor—a name pun, for example, or the mockery of a physical deformity—resided values and preconceptions that were essential to the way a Roman citizen of the Late Republic defined himself in relation to his community. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.