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IN TWELVE ACADEMICAL LECTURES.

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BY

JAMES HADLEY, LL. D.,

LATE PROFESSOR OF GREEK LITERATURE IN YALE COLLEGE.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
549 & 551 BROADWAY.

1873.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by

D. APPLETON & CO., In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington,

Read, Dec.1, 1873

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PREFAOE.

The late Professor Hadley held a very high place in the judgment of American scholars. As a Greek scholar, and as a student of comparative philology, no one was more respected. But he was a man who did not confine himself closely to one line of study, and quite a number of years ago he conceived a desire to make himself acquainted with Roman law. For some time he had classes in the Institutions of Justinian, and in the progress of his study was led into the deeper recesses of his subject. When he began to prepare the lectures which are herewith given to the public, I am unable to determine with accuracy; but he must have put them into some form as many as ten years since. These lectures, or a part of them, were several times read to the senior undergraduates of Yale Col. lege, a short time before their examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts; they were also more than

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