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Zweckverfügung
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A term used in modern scholarship, from Ancient Greek law. Hans Julius Wolff (1902-1983; obituary [4]) discovered in the contract law of the Greek poleis and Hellenism a fundamental doctrinal concept, which departs in essential respects from modern conceptions modelled on Roman law: it is not the consensus between the parties to an agreement that creates the right to claim on the part of the 'creditor' and the liability on the part of the 'debtor', but, indirectly, the felony of injury (βλάβη/blábē) against the creditor’s assets occasioned by the debtor’s beha…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Zweckverfügung”, 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 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12218310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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