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traditio Legis

Also ‘Dominus legem dat’. The early Christian iconographic motif of Christ, standing or enthroned, distributing his New Law in the form of a scroll (or rarely a codex) to the apostles ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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Law, History
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...of traditio (delivery): traditionibus et usucapionibus dominia rerum, non nudis pactis transferuntur (ownership of things is transferred by delivery or by acquisitive prescription, not by mere agreement). In the terminology of the Gloss, traditio is the causa efficiens proxima (the proximate effective cause), whereas the title (obligatory legal transaction), such as a purchase, is causa remota (distant cause). However, a mere putative title suffices. Problems arose in defining how to recognize a traditio , such as in the cases of traditio longa...

Ancient Greek Law

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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...the litigants’ pleas, and a relatively minor role for professional magistrates in litigation. Some of these features can be seen in the judicial procedure of the two cities about which we know the most, Athens and Gortyn; even the Spartans—though they generally avoided putting legis-lation in writing—appear in other respects to have conducted their legal affairs like other Greeks. And inscriptional evidence from the fourth century and from traditional Greek cities in the Hellenistic period reveals that other features (such as the volunteer citizen-prosecutor)...

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