oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Declamare le dodici Tavole : una parafrasi di V, 3 nella 264

Special issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



The 264 ascribed to Quintilian contains a paraphrase of the Twelve Tables (V, 3) that has not been recognised so far. The way in which the declaimer ingeniously twists the wording of the while keeping its legal content provides precise, useful insights into the relationship between Roman law and declamations: a literary relationship which does not consist in direct appropriation nor indifference or otherness, but in a close and well-informed emulation.

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