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D. Exegetical notes on contumacia militis

Di Donato, Giuseppe


Giuseppe Di Donato


D., on the subject of Roman military law, presents the cryptic expression `contumacia militis'. Taking into account the entire work of the author of this passage (Arrius Menander), as well as the thought of Roman jurists contemporary to him, the etymology of the word, and the other legal sources (even later, both in Greek and Latin), I aimed to demonstrate that the mentioned expression indicates the non-observance, by the soldier, of an order (and not, also, of a prohibition) to act given to him by the highest officer in charge, military (dux) or civil (praeses).

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 8, 2022
Publication Date 2022-12
Deposit Date Feb 20, 2023
Publicly Available Date Mar 7, 2023
Journal Revista General de Derecho Romano
Print ISSN 1697-3046
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Keywords contumacia militis, Menander, D., Roman Military Law
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