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VII. ‘Judging beyond the sandal’: Law and rhetoric in D. 19,2,31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.)

  • Peter Candy


D. 19,2,31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.) contains a juristic responsum composed in the intermediate rhetorical style. The recognition that the fragment has rhetorical aspects helps toward solving problems of authorship and makes the text intelligible from a legal perspective. The legal and rhetorical quality of the reply provides an insight into the intellectual culture of late Republican Rome.

Ver­sions of this paper were presented at the Roman Law and Latin Literature conference held at Durham University, 2–4 September 2019, and at the meeting of the SIDHA at the University of Edinburgh, 3–7 September 2019. My gratitude goes both to the members of the Roman Law Reading Group and the Postgraduate Work-in-Progress Seminar in Classics (both at the University of Cambridge), and to Paul du Plessis, John Dugan, and Elspeth Nuttall for their reading and advice. Any errors that remain are, of course, my own.

Published Online: 2021-06-25
Published in Print: 2021-06-25

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