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Rosinus also mentions several of the leges regiae as inserted by Paulus Manutius. Rosinus himself gives a very brief and abridged account of . the history of the Roman law from Pomponius, which is worth perusal. Rosini Antiq Rom. quto. Amstelod. 16S5. p. 554. On the subject of the laws of the twelve tables in particular, he refers to the collections and comments of Julius Pacius, Antonius Augustinus, Joannes Oldendorpius, Joannes Crispinus, Antonius Contius, Fr. Hottomannus, Dionysius Gothofredus, Stephanus Pighius, Vr. Balduinus, Hadrianus Turnebus, Ludovicus Charondas, Justus Lipsius, and Theodorus Marcilius: of whom but few are noted by Camus in his Lettres sur la Profession D'Avocat. Paris, 1770.

The edition of J. Gothofred, in the book above cited, Quatuor fontes, &c. is in the most esteem.

Autores et fragmenta veterum jurisconsultorum, de origine et progressu juris romani, cum notis Arnoldi Vinnii et variorum. Ex edit. Sim. Van Lee wen, Leyden, 1671- Jena, 1697. 8vo.

Jurisprudentia vetus ante Justinianea. Ex recens. et cum not. Schullingii. Leyden, 1717. Leipsic, 1737. qto. This comprehends the fragments of Gaius, Paulus, Ulpian, and other jurisconsults preceding Justinian.

J. Gothofredus. Codex Theodosianus, cum amplissimo commentario, studio Antonii Marvilii. Leyden, 1665. 6 voir fol.

Secondly. Historical treatises on Roman Jurisprudence generally.

J. Gothofredi. Manuale juris 12mo. Several editions.

Jo. Vin. Gravina. Origines juris civilis, seu de ortu et progressu juris civilis. With the annotations of Mascou. Leipsic, 1737. qto. Ven. 1730 to 4.

Hen. Chr. Hausotter. Historia legum romanarum. Leipsic. 1758. 8vo.

Jo. Goll. Heineccius. Antiquitatum romanarum jurisprudentiam illustrantium Syntagma. This is comprehended in the Geneva edition of his works in 8 vols. qto. 1743 and 1748. But there are also several separate editions; the best at Strasburg (Argentor.) in 1734, 1741, and in 2 vol. Svo. 1755.

Ejusdem historia juris civilis, 8vo the best edition is Ritter's, published at Strasburgh. This and the preceding treatise form the fourth volume of his works, in qto.

Buochard Gotlhelf Struvius. Historia juris romani, 4to. Jena, 1718.

Jo. Fr. Eiscnliardt. Historia juris literaria. 8vo. Helmstadt. 1752, 1763.

- Jo. Donatii. Historia juris civilis romanorum. Paris, 1678. 12mo. Spanheim. Orbis Romanus.

Thomasius. Delineatio historian juris Romani et Germanici. Erfurt . 8vo. 1750. Noevorum jurisprudentiae romanae, lib. duo. Hal. Magd. 1707.

Brunquellus. Historia juris Romano-Germanici. 8vo. Amstel. 1730. Gravina, Heineccius, Struvius and Bmnquellus, may be considered as the best of this class of writers.

Histoire du droit romain par Claude Joseph de Ferriere. 12 mo. Paris, 1718. This is taken chiefly from Gravina. Dr. Beaver has translated it, and added Duck's treatise de usu et auctoritate juris civilis.

Ant. Teretsaon. Histoire de la Jurisprudence Romaine. Paris, 1750, in folio. Compiled at the direction of Chancellor D'Aguessau. A -work, says Mr. Gibbon, of more promise than performance. It contains however, a curious and interesting collection of ancient documents and fragments.

Dr Beater's history of the legal polity of the Roman state. 4to. 1781.

Dr Taylor's elements of the civil law, 4to. 1755. There is an anonymous abridgement of this desultory but very interesting book, by the Rev. Mr. Ellis, with a preface on the nature of moral obligation.

Boucliaud's Recherches historiques sur les edits des Magistrats Remains in tom. 41. page 1. of the Mcmoires de l'Academie Francoise.

Thirdly. The principal editions of the Corpus juris civilis.

Corpus juris civilis cum glossis. Genev. 1014. 4 vol. qto.

Idem cum notis D. Gothofredi. Paris. Vitary 1628. 2 vol. fol. This is the edition I have employed.

Idem. Daniel Elzevir. 1664. 2 vol. 8vo. Amst.

Idem. Elzevir et Bleau, 1681. 1700. 2 vol. 8vo.

Corpus juris civilis academicum. Col. Mum. 1759. 1 vol. qto.

The editions of the Institutes, are too numerous to catalogue. There are also about a dozen editions of the Paraphrase of the Institutes, by Theophilus, in Greek and Latin, and in Latin.

Fourthly. Commentators on the Corpus juris, or particular parts of it.

These may be reduced to the works of Cajacius, Vinnius, Voetius, Noodl, and Boehmer. Harris quotes Joachim Mysinger frequently. I am not acquainted with any work of Mysinger's but his commentary on the title, de fide instrumentorum lib. 2 decrctalium, Helm'st. 1589, in fol. and Marp. 16(12, 8vo. I have found the brief notes of D. Gotliofred to his edition of the Corpus Juris civilis, worth attention.

Fifthly Compilations on the civil law.

I possess a great number of them, but I know of few worth noticing, except the following.

Cujacii Paratitla in pandectas et Codicem: of which there are about eight editions in 12mo. and 8vo. separate from the general collectien of his works.

Hiinecrii Elementa juris secundum ordinem Institutionum.
Idem secundum ordinem Pandectarum.

Of these there are several editions in 8vo. and 12mo. separate from his works.

Barriga de Monlvallon. Epitome juris et legum Romanorum. 8vo. Paris, 1756.

Claude Jos de Ferriere. Nova et methodica juris civilis tractatio. 2 vol. 12mo. Paris. The last of four editions is in 1734. Ferriere. La Jurisprudence du Code de Justinian, )

du Digest. \ 1688.6 vol. in qto.

des Novel les. j I have freely used the Nouvelle traduction des Institutes de l'Empireur Justinian of the same author, with notes, in 6 vol. 8vo. Paris. 1787. Pothicr's Pandecta e Justinianae. 3 v. fol. 1748.

Jean Domat. Les Loxi civiles dans leur ordre narurel. 5 vol. 8vo. and with a supplement by D'Hericourt in 2 vol. fol. Paris, 1724 .

This has been edited in English by Strahan; and is the book generally used in England on this subject; though Wood's Institutes of the civil law ((61.) is a very useful digest upon the whole.

Ayloffes Pandect of the Roman civil law, fol. 1734, is a work not deficient in learning, but too desultory and short.

Inconvenient brevity, also renders the following works of less value than they might be, though they are not destitute of merit.

Schomberg's Elements of the Roman Law. 8vo. 1780.

Dr. Halifax's Analysis of the civil law, a pamphlet. 1775.

Dr. Arthur Brown's Elements of the civil and Admiralty law; Dublin, and London, 1802, is commonly used among the bar in this country, and therefore I have purposely omitted many observations, that may be found also in that book; which though far too brief, deserves to be popular.




Proemium de confirmalione Institutionum.
De usu armorum et legum.

1. De bellis et Legibus Justiniani.

2. De compositione codicis et pandectarum.

3. De tempore, auctoritatibus, fine et utilitate-composi-

sitionis institutionum.

4. Divisio institutionum.

5. Quid in institutionibus contineatur.

6. Ex quibus libris composite sunt institutiones atque

earum recognitio et confirmatio.

7. Adhortatio ad studium juris.

Lib. 1. Tit. 1. De Jmtitia et Jure.
Definitio justitiae.

1. Definitio jurisprudentiae.

2. De juris methodo.

3. Juris pracepta.

4. De jure publico et privato.

Lib. 1. Tit. 2V De Jure naturali Gentium et Civili.
De jure naturali.

1. Distinctio juris gentium et civilis, a definitione et ety-


2. Divisio juris in scriptum et non scrip tum; et subdivisio

juris scripti.

4. De lege et plebiscito .

5. De senatus-consulto.

6. De constitutione.

7. De jure honorario.

8. De responsis prudentum.
d. Do jure non scripto.

10. Ratio superioris divisionis.

11. Divisio juris in immutabile etmutabile.

12. De objectis juris.

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