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    A Casebook on the Roman Law of Delict (Classical Resources Series / American Philological Associati) (Paperback) By (author) Bruce W. Frier

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    DescriptionThis casebook is designed to introduce the Roman law concerning delicts, private wrongs which broadly resemble torts in Anglo-American law. The Roman law of delict is unusually interesting, since many basic Roman principles of delict are still prominent in modern legal systems, while other Roman principles offer sharp and important contrasts with modern ideas. The influence of Roman law has been especially strong in the Civil Law systems of Continental Europe and its former dependencies, since these systems derive many basic principles from Roman law; but Roman influence on Anglo-American law has also been appreciable in some areas, although not usually in tort. A casebook relies on direct use of primary sources in order to convey a clear understanding of what legal sources are like and how lawyers work. For Roman law, the primary sources are above all the writings of the early imperial Roman jurists. Almost all their writings date to the classical period of Roman law, approximately 30 B.C. to A.D. 235 The 171 Cases in this book all derive from the writings of pre-classical and classical jurists.

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    A Casebook on the Roman Law of Delict
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce W. Frier
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 446 g
    ISBN 13: 9781555402679
    ISBN 10: 1555402674

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    DC22: 346.45/63203
    LC classification: KJA2612 .F75 1989
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Scholars' Press
    Imprint name
    Scholars' Press
    Publication date
    12 February 2002
    Author Information
    Bruce W. Frier is Professor of Classics and Roman Law at the University of Michigan.
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    "Frier's Casebook is the perfect introduction to Roman legal reasoning. The student is led not to memorize doctrines but to participate in the process of developing principles to use in analyzing concrete situations. Both the achievements and the failures of the Roman jurists come alive under Frier's probing discussion questions, and many fascinating social realities become concrete. It is hard to imagine a textbook which makes teaching so much fun for teacher and student alike."--Roger S. Bagnall, Columbia University