SYSTEM OF ROMAN LAW
The acquisition of historical basic skills
The acquisition of historical-legal basic skills
specialized university learning
of an initial legal lexicon
and, together, the ability to use
basic conceptual legal categories
useful for the continuation of the study of
More specifically, the course aims at acquiring the following skills and abilities:
I) Knowledge and understanding:
the course offers the tools to perceive the historical dimension of law, the existence of a legal system, the need for exegetical skills in the approach to legal texts.
II) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
The course is characterized by a critical and practical approach. It aims to encourage students to reflect on the implications of the sources examined: this aims to train an interpreter of law capable of applying the knowledge acquired on a theoretical level to the concrete case.
III) Autonomy of judgment:
The outlined methodological approach aims to stimulate the student's autonomy of judgment and his ability to critically interpret legal texts.
IV) Communication skills:
The consultation of ancient legal texts aims to favor both the acquisition of an adequate language and the development of dialectical and argumentative skills. Equal attention is paid to developing communication skills through multimedia tools.
V) Learning skills:
The learning ability is stimulated by the submission of specific texts to the students. In addition, in-depth material is provided as part of the course.
A decent culture
The sources of Roman law in their historical occurrence; constitutional developments; the age of legal consolidations.
The reconstruction of the Roman legal
order through the study of public law of the centuries from VIII century BC
d.C. (50 hours).
The exegetical examination of legal texts and not of the sec. V d.C. Aimed at the
rstanding of typical late
-age ordinance problems (22 hours).
Traditional frontal lessons 'in presentia' or on.line; exercises on sources; guided tours outside; film screenings and debates.
For the first part of the course, a short manual on Roman public law made available by the teacher in Pdf format.
For the second part of the course:
E. Dovere, Pensiero cristiano e produzione del ius. L'ultima età teodosiana, Bari 2021 (Cacucci) [reference text of the lessons of the final part of the course];
E. Dovere, Il secolo breve del Teodosiano. Ordinamento e
pratica di governo nel V secolo, Bari 2016 (Cacucci);
E. Dovere, Medicina legum III. Credo di Calcedonia e legislazione d'urgenza, Bari 2013 (Cacucci).
A traditional exam / interview, lasting approx.
10/15 minutes, with final vote in thirty-five.
The subjectof the exam is the verification,
based on questions posed with reference to
the contents of the recommended textbooks,
of the acquired perception:
A] of the meaning of a legal order,
B] of the 'sense' of legal history,
C] of the need for textual exegesis.