n Without Prejudice - Snatching (a bargain) at straws : the law
|Article Title||Snatching (a bargain) at straws : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Aug 2014|
|Pages||54 - 55|
I confess to being a Roman-Dutch law-phile (there must be a better term for this condition). Many would be surprised to hear the law referred to as something exciting and romantic but, to me, this is a fitting description of the history and development of Roman-Dutch law. Think of its origin with a fratricide (geminicide? - remember Romulus and Remus), and its supporting role in conquest and empire building, alongside that equally durable testament to Roman ingenuity, Roman roads.
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