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Judge and JuristEssays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry$
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Andrew Burrows, David Johnston, QC, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.001.0001

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Damaging a Slave

Damaging a Slave

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(p.157) 16 Damaging a Slave
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Judge and Jurist
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Paul J du Plessis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0016

This chapter seeks to make a modest contribution to modern knowledge on wrongful damage to property by focusing on the slave as the object damaged or destroyed. It attempts to compile a ‘normative profile’ of the types of slave which the jurists envisaged in their exploration of the lex Aquilia, with a view to establishing whether such a focus better informs modern understanding of the Roman law of delict.

Keywords:   slave, wrongful damage, property damage, Roman law, delict, lex Aquilia

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