The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2004 - 626 páginas
AN EXCELLENT INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN LAW. Originally published: London: Stevens & Sons, 1882. xiii, lx, 626 pp. With an extensive introduction. In this edition Mears arranged both Institutes in parallel columns to facilitate comparisons. Passages copied from Gaius are printed in italics. The two Novels, which deal with intestate succession, are included because they supplanted the sections on that subject in Justinian's Institutes. "[A] concise and practical vade meecum for the student of Roman Law at the Universities and Inns of Court." --8 Law Magazine and Review 5th Series (1882-1883) 107. THOMAS LAMBERT MEARS [1839-1918] was a barrister of the Inner Temple and legal writer who taught at the University of London. Some of his notable works are Analysis of M. Ortolan's Institutes of Justinian (1876), and A Treatise on the Admiralty Jurisdiction and Practice of the High Court of Justice (1903).
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Página xxix - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Página xxix - The vast extent of the Roman empire was governed by absolute power, under the guidance of virtue and wisdom. The armies were restrained by the firm but gentle hand of four successive emperors, whose characters and authority commanded involuntary respect.