History of roman law

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
63
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/18
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at illustrating the fundamental institutions of Roman public law by studying the various forms of ancient Roman constitution (monarchy, republic, principate, dominate) in the context of its traditional historic periodization.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
First semester
Storia del diritto romano
Syllabus
Course structure
The course is structured on a 6 credits program, for the first 42 classes hours and on an additional 3 credit program for further 21 hours. Students will choose between the 6 credits and the 9 credits course.

Course program
The 6 credits course will be dedicated to the analysis of the sources of law, the constitutional structures, the functioning of State organs and the laws that suppressed crime during the development of the Roman legal experience from the ancient period until the Byzantine period. This will allow students to acquire fundamental knowledge for the comprehension of the principal dynamics of politics and the development of contemporary public law.
During the course, passages from ancient sources and modern authors will be presented and read in class, with the objective of illustrating the development of the Roman constitution.

Exam method
There will be a written final exam with open questions (3 for the 3 credits exam, 4 for the 9 credits exam) that test students' in-depth knowledge and comprehension of course contents. In addition to knowledge and understanding of course material, students will be evaluated according to their ability to appropriately express themselves and effectively communicate technical legal concepts.

Suggested texts to prepare for the final exam
For the 6 credits exam: G. Scherillo - A. Dell'Oro, Manuale di storia del diritto romano, Milano, Cisalpino, 1988.
Storia del diritto romano (integrazione)
Syllabus
The second part of the Course (3 credits) will be dedicated to a deeper analysis of constitutional law in Late Antiquity (3rd - 6th cent. AD), particularly to the administrative reforms of the late 3rd century, the legal sources and collections tipical for this period, the new law of procedure, the law schools, the impact of migrations, the new role of Christian religion and the so called episcopalis audientia, the relationship between the Emperor Theodosius I and the bishop Ambrosius, the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the new barbarian Kingdoms.

Exam method
There will be a written final exam with open questions (3 for the 3 credits exam, 4 for the 9 credits exam) that test students' in-depth knowledge and comprehension of course contents. In addition to knowledge and understanding of course material, students will be evaluated according to their ability to appropriately express themselves and effectively communicate technical legal concepts.

Suggested texts to prepare for the final exam
For the 9 credits exam: G. Scherillo - A. Dell'Oro, Manuale di storia del diritto romano, Milano, Cisalpino, 1988 and L. De Giovanni, Diritto e storia: la tarda antichità, Napoli, Satura, 2015.
Storia del diritto romano
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 63 hours
Storia del diritto romano (integrazione)
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW - University credits: 3
Individual study and practice: 0 hour