HISTORY OF ROMAN
STORIA DELLA GIURISPRUDENZA ROMANA
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Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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The course is aimed at acquiring the basic knowledge of legal science in Roman antiquity, also evaluated in historical- comparative . Knowledge of the legal logical techniques and of methods of interpretation is an essential support to the formation of a modern and cultured applying the law .
The course will consist of a first part in which a reasoned synthesis of Roman private law will be drawn in its historical evolution with respect to principal :
-The concept of the property; the birth of possession .
-Dominium quiritario : the main acts of transfer of ownership. The Pretor.
- The contracts , especially the Sale.
-The crimes, especially the Theft .
In the second part it will be retraced the history of the legal science , from its origins to the Augustan age:
-the first codification and the establishment of legal interpretation.
–The evolution of the law, from Art to Science.
-The methods of legal reasoning in different periods of Roman history.
-Jurists and lawyers , two close but different ways of thinking.
Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)
Students should be able to :
-demonstrate the basic knowledges to grasp the cultural and juridical relationships in their complexity and historicity ((KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING)
-recognize and be able to analyze the juridical thought , finding in it the origins of legal contemporary science, and supporting personal arguments, even in multidisciplinary contexts (APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING)
-understand the milestones that led to the formation of modern private law, managing complexity even in absence of data (MAKING JUDGEMENTS)
-Show to have the cultural tools sufficient to identify the problems inside the historical evolution of legal phenomena working,properly taking the necessary information, formulating ideas, and providing solutions to the problems, even in context of working class (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)
Show to possess the methodological techniques to move within the different cultural components ( legal, economic , philosophical ) that enrich the history of private law, demonstrate to have acquired the skills to study in self managed and formulate critical assessments of case studies of law . (LEARNING
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
Work group. Simulation of an ancient trial.
Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
Lectures. Seminars. Work group.
- Course books
C. A. CANNATA, PER UNA STORIA DELLA SCIENZA GIURIDICA EUROPEA 1. DALLE ORIGINI ALL'OPERA DI LABEONE (TORINO, GIAPPICHELLI 1997).
Oral examination.The oral test is to verify the level of understanding of the material issues and the connections between law, philosophy and other cultural components. It also tests the exhibition reached maturity and the use of a scientifically correct language.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
Students not attending are encouraged to contact the teacher - via email -to arrange an appointment where they are needed clarification.
- Course books
The textbooks are the same for attending students. For Erasmus students, see Note.
Oral examination. For the choice of the oral examination see what is observed in respect of the attending students.
It strongly recommends the frequency to the course.
THE STUDENTS CAN REQUEST TO SIT THE FINAL EXAM IN ENGLISH, WITH AN ALTERNATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: PETER STEIN, ROMAN LAW IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS, 1999).
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