PATRISTIC THEOLOGY

J004 – Institutions of Roman Law

Danilo Ceccarelli Morolli, ORD

Course Information

Professor: Danilo Ceccarelli Morolli, ORD, dcm@post.com

Schedule: Tue. III-IV, Thu. III-IV, 1st sem., 2 cr., 3 ECTS [3/X-9/XI]

Content

  • Certain fundamental juridical notions and various periods of the Roman Law. 
  • The sources for the creation of Roman Law and the role of Roman jurisprudence. 
  • A brief survey of the codification of Roman Law established by Justinian. 
  • The “subjects” of Roman law, their juridical capacity and status. 
  • The evolution of Roman civil process. 
  • Juridical institutions regarding the family. 
  • Marriage in Roman law. 
  • Wills and inheritance. 
  • Obligations and contracts and the notion of negotium iuridicum.
  • Property. 
  • Roman penal law and procedural law.

Objective

To present the Roman juridical experience as a source of the Civil Law family with special reference to the present canon law.

Bibliography

D. Ceccarelli Morolli. A Brief Outline of Roman Law. Roma: Ed. Gangemi, 2012.

A. Lovato, S. Puliatti, L. Solidoro. Diritto privato romano. Torino: Ed. Giappichelli, 2014.

O. Robleda. Introduzione allo studio del diritto romano. Roma: Ed. Università Gregoriana, 1979.