The sources of Roman law

  1. Compare and contrast the sources of law during the archaic period of Roman law with those of the Republic (i.e. the pre-classical period). What do these reveal about the concept of “sources of law”?
  2. Explain the relationship between the law as portrayed in the Digest and in the Codex.
  3. What are the Novellae? How do these relate to the Codex of Justinian?
  4. The rise of a class of professional jurists was an important catalyst in the development of Roman law. Discuss.
  5. What sort of work is the Institutes of Justinian? What was its purpose and significance?
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