oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - A new argument for

Volume 2005 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



In his book and in a number of articles, B.W. Frier has advocated the existence of a legal remedy which functioned in the context of urban lease in classical Roman law. This remedy, called , was seemingly only available to tenants of urban property. It was essentially a form of legalised self-help that arose during the Republic and which enabled urban tenants unilaterally to deduct an amount of rent when undisclosed circumstances.

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