oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The "impossible contract" : from Roman law to the and



For the validity of an obligation, Roman law requires the existence of a number of fundamental contractual requirements, including that the object of the obligation must be possible, permissible and absolute (or at least determinable), and that it must have monetary value. The basic rule regarding the impossibility of a contract appears in Justinian's , D. 50.17.185, Celsus, libro octavo digestorum, .


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