Roman Law Institutions [Matricole pari]
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/18 - ROMAN AND ANCIENT LAW
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016, 2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016
The course aims at providing the students with the main categories and the basic terminology of Roman private law, as well as at enlightening the Roman origins of several institutions and many forms of legal reasoning that nowadays characterize the current European private law. It will indeed deal with absolute and relative rights, ownership and rights in rem, obligation, legal act, contract, tort, successions, etc. The course will focus on Roman civil procedure, and particular attention will be given to the dialectics existing between ‘substantive’ and ‘remedial’ approaches.
GENERAL. Sources of production and the sources of knowledge of Roman law (of which we recommend the study of A. BURDESE, Manuale di diritto privato romano4, Torino, 1993) . The civil trial. The people and the family (this part can be studied - in the short - even in Diritto privato romano2, a cura di A. Schiavone, Torino, 2010). Fact, act and legal business. Bonds and contracts. Real rights. Donations. The Succession.
SPECIAL SECTION. The breach of the obligations .
Students wishing to engage in the study of program parts of institutional texts of Roman law in German, French or English, can contact the teacher during the lessons .
The exam consists of a written test and, for those who have passed the latter, also an oral exam .