- Title Pages
- Table of Legal Sources
- Table of Ancient Non–Legal Sources
- 1 Obligations: The Conceptual Map
- 2 The Organisation of Roman Contract
- 3 The Contract <i>Litteris</i> and the Rôle of Writing Generally
- 4 Contracts <i>Verbis</i>
- 5 Contracts <i>Consensu</i>
- 6 Contracts <i>Re</i>
- 7 <i>Furtum</i> (Theft)
- 8 <i>Rapina</i> (Robbery)
- 9 <i>Damnum Iniuria Datum</i> (Loss Wrongfully Caused)
- 10 <i>Iniuria</i> (Contempt)
- 11 The Quasi Categories
- Extracts from Gaius’s and Justinian’s Institutes
- Further Publications by Peter Birks
- (p.52) 4 Contracts Verbis
- The Roman Law of Obligations
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This chapter examines contracts made ‘by word of mouth’ (verbis), in particular the stipulatio: its formalities and how it relates to the idea of a general law of contract.
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