Exegesis of the roman law sources

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Through the activity of identification and exegesis of individual texts and the first-hand study of the specific scientific literature the student will acquire autonomous skills in making an accurate historical reconstruction of Roman legal history and the ability to present clearly and succinctly the main historical trends of Roman law.
Expected learning outcomes
The course's objective is to help the students acquire autonomous skills in the research and understanding of the legal and literary sources.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Teaching methods
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed both synchronously on the basis of the second semester timetable and asynchronously because they will be recorded and left available for students on the same platform or on the Ariel teaching site.

Program and reference material
The program and the reference material will not change.

Verification of learning and evaluation criteria
The exam will take place in oral form using the Microsoft Teams platform or, where the regulation allows it, in attendance, always in oral form.
Course syllabus
The course aims to reconstruct and analyse certain essential features of Roman legal thought considering the origins and multiple evolutionary paths, through the direct reading of the literary and legal sources. A central role in identifying the various historical paths of Roman law, a fundamental aspect of western culture, will be recognized, from a procedural perspective, to the role played by the professional figure of the lawyers and forensic oratory (eloquence and rhetoric in studies in oratory; advocatus activities, persuasive speech and writing, officia oratoris), paying particular attention to the field of private law.
Prerequisites for admission
A basic knowledge of Roman law institutions is required.
Teaching methods
The didactic activity consists of 42 hours of face to face lessons. Attendance is highly recommended.
Teaching Resources
A textbook of your choice among the following:

A. Bellodi Ansaloni, L' arte dell'avvocato, actor veritatis. Studi di retorica e deontologia forense, Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2016.

M.L. Biccari, Dalla pretesa giudiziale alla narratio retorica (e viceversa): spunti di riflessione sulla formazione dell'avvocato romano e la sua azione, Torino, Giappichelli, 2017.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam, as well as testing the level of knowledge in the various subjects of the programme, will also test the acquirement of appropriate technical language, and there will be an oral test; graduate: (0-30/30).
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Bartocci Ugo