oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - La formula "" e la nozione di ""

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



The author examines the internal meaning of the formula "" of the . In particular, citing third and second century B.C. sources, he argues (confirming the findings of his recent research) that the qualification "" underlying the words "" indicates an ethical-behavioural perspective, not social status. He suggests a reading that would give the adverb "" (generally considered pleonastic with regard to the terms "") an autonomous role. Finally, he shows that the sources do not justify the assertion that the meaning of the criterion "" has changed over time as a consequence of an alleged transformation of the notion of .

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