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Ernest Metzger

University of Glasgow - School of Law

November 7, 2008

A Companion to Justinian's Institutes, London & Ithaca, 1998 (postprint)

This is a brief explanation of what the Romans understood to be "The Law of Actions." It was intended to accompany book 4 of Justinian's Institutes, but goes into considerably more detail on issues such as real and personal actions, civil and praetorian actions, and reipersecutory and penal actions. It also explains more generally what an "action" is and how it developed, and appends a brief bibliography.


p. 224 l.39: for all read both
p. 227 l.24: for Cour read Cours

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Keywords: Roman law, Justinian, Actions, Civil procedure

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Date posted: February 21, 2009 ; Last revised: January 12, 2016

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