HISTORY OF ROMAN LAW
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the basic outlines of Roman public law, to study in depth aspects of criminal law.
Course contents summary
(The course – which takes the form of seminars in which Latin texts (the translations of which are provided) are read and commented - provides an in-depth study of the public institutions of Rome, over the bimillenary of its history, and presents its continuity and discontinuity between monarchy, republic, principate and late ancient empire. In addition to public law in its strict sense, special attention will be dedicated to criminal law, mainly in the perspective of the legal limits that governed the attendant repression, to therefore concentrate on the forms of criminal justice administration and on the guarantees acknowledged therein to the citizen.
Attending students will base their studies on the materials distributed and commented on in the lessons.
Non attending students will prepare for the exam by studying G. Franciosi, Manuale di storia del diritto romano, III edizione, ed. Jovene, Napoli 2005 (chapters XI and XIII of which may be omitted)
The course takes the form of seminars in which a variety of historical Roman legal documents (with relative Italian translations) are read and commented.
The level of knowledge of non attending students will be tested by means of a traditional oral exam. Attending students have the opportunity to sit progress tests.