Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Gaius
(454 words)

active roughly between AD 140 and 180;

Roman jurist, who is only known by his praenomen.

Works

Of his substantial œuvre, only the textbook Institutiones survives – the only work of Roman legal literature outside the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Iustinianus [1] that has been preserved almost entirely. As a manuscript of his lectures from AD 161, it…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Gaius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0092>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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