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p659 Jus Aelianum

Article by George Long, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College
on p659 of

William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

JUS AELIANUM was a compilation by Sextus Aelius Paetus, surnamed Catus, who was consul B.C. 198 (Liv. XXXII.7), and who is called by his contemporary Ennius, "egregie cordatus homo." He is also frequently mentioned with praise by Cicero (de Rep. I.18, de Or. I.45III.33). The Jus Aelianum, also called Tripertita, contained the Law of the Twelve Tables, an interpretatio, and the Legis Actiones. This work existed in the time of Pomponius (Dig. 1 tit. 2 s2 § 38). Cicero also speaks of some commentarii by Aelius (De Orat. I.56, Top. 2).


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