By Herbert Hausmaninger, Richard Gamauf, George A. Sheets, George A. Sheets

This publication presents an intensive creation to Roman estate legislations by way of "cases," which include short excerpts from Roman juristic assets within the unique Latin with accompanying English translations. The situations are chosen and grouped which will supply an outline of every subject and an orderly exposition of its components. to every case is connected a collection of questions that invite the reader to, e.g., make clear ambiguities Read more...


This quantity introduces Roman estate legislation by way of "cases" along with short excerpts from Roman juristic assets in Latin with English translations. The situations are by means of sequence of Read more...

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The jurist M. Antistius Labeo, mentioned in the title and the text, was a pupil of Trebatius. On account of his creative brilliance he became the most prominent representative of early classical jurisprudence. He is supposed to have been barred from the consulship because of his opposition to Augustus. Since he did not have the ius respondendi, he worked chiefly as a teacher of law and as a juristic writer. The school that was later called the “Proculians” goes back to him. , posthumously published works).

3) Would you answer the previous question differently depending upon the location and nature of the land? , first) possession (without derivation of possession from a predecessor), or derivative (subsequent) possession? 5) Would you require different degrees of physical relationship as between original versus derivative possession of a piece of land? 6) What measures would an acquirer have to take, if the jurists did not let even a “walk around the entire farm” (omnes glebas circumambulare) constitute sufficient physical relationship?

Answers: a) The thing transferred into the house of even an absent buyer has clearly entered into his sphere of control. b) If the buyer has instructed the seller to place the property in the house, possession does not count as passing before that point in time, in accordance with the instruction. Although one might sometimes assume a sufficient physical relationship before then, there is no taking of possession, because the buyer did not wish to take possession until that point in time. The seller has the obligation of careful safekeeping (custodia) up to that point.

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