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p659 Jus Civile Papirianum

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 CIVILE PAPIRIANUM or PAPISIANUM was a compilation of the Leges Regiae or laws passed in the kingly period of Rome. They are mentioned by Livy (VI.1). This compilation was commented on by Granius Flaccus in the time of Julius Caesar (Dig. 50 tit. 16 s144), to which circumstance we probably owe the preservation of existing fragments of the Leges Regiae. There is great doubt as to the exact character of this compilation of Papirius, and as to the time when it was made. Even the name of the compiler is not quite certain, as he is variously called Caius, Sextus, and Publius. The best notice of the fragments of the Leges Regiae is by Dirksen, in his "Versuchen zur Kritik und Auslegung der Quellen der Römischen Rechts." See also Zimmern, Gesch, des Röm. Privatrechts.


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