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[1] Aphorism, v. Gnome [1] II A; Proverbs

Aphorism, v. Gnome [1] II A; Proverbs

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[2] Legal verdict

Literally etymologically derived from the root sin, the sense of something uttered; in Roman legal terminology, e.g. the sense of a private legal action (cf. e.g. Dig. 28,1,1 on a testament) or a law (cf. Dig. 23,2,44,5). Sententia in particular meant the verdict, in civil or criminal law, delivered by a judge ( iudex , arbiter ). In this sense, se…

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Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin), “Sententia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1108730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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