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date: 27 June 2022

Aelius Paetus, Sextuslocked

Aelius Paetus, Sextuslocked

  • Tony Honoré

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Aelius Paetus, Sextus, a Roman lawyer nicknamed ‘Catus’ (clever) for his shrewd pragmatism, was consul in 198 bce. He was the author of Tripertita, so called because it contained three elements: the law of the Twelve Tables, an account of their interpretation, and the formulas for use in litigation and possibly private transactions (legis actiones, ‘actions in law’).

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  • Roman Law

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