Some Cases of Distortion by the Past in Classical Roman Law

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis [Legal History Review], Vol. 31, No. 1 (1963), pp. 69-91


Ini the search for classical Roman law scholars sometimes argue as if the Roman jurists were infallible both in logic and language. The main point of the present paper is to give a few examples of certain ways in which the Romans were as illogical as we and allowed themselves to be fogged by what had gone before.