The course analyzes the major institutes of Roman law regarding the rights of individuals and the family, the theory of legal acts, rights in rem and obligations.
Special attention will be dedicated to the procedural phenomenon, whose peculiarities – especially as regards forms of action proceedings - often determine the configuration of the institutes.
Among the sources of the law, will be analysed the role played by the Praetor and by the jurists in creating the private law. Moreover two related and significant aspects of the Roman legal experience will be considered: the synthesis that was effected in the process between the various normative layers that formed its law and the scientific reflection that mediated its application (and which is at the base of our way of considering law).
A. LOVATO – S. PULIATTI - L. SOLIDORO, Diritto privato romano, Giappichelli, 2017, pp. XIV-786 .
In addition to classroom lectures, seminars and exercises, also written, are included to enable attending students to familiarise themselves with the discussion of cases and also to be aware of the persistence of Roman law categories. At the beginning of the course some lessons and seminars will regard basic legal notions and the essential data of Roman history.