Roman Law in the State of Nature

in Grotiana
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Roman Law in the State of Nature

in Grotiana



Charles Donahue‘Ius in the subjective sense in Roman law. Reflections on Villey and Tierney’ in A Ennio Corteseed. by D. Maffei I. Birocchi M. Caravale E. Conte and U. Petronio (Roma: Il Cigno Edizioni 2001) pp. 506–530; Phillip Mitsis ‘The stoic origin of natural rights’ in Topics in stoic philosophy ed. by K. Ierodiakonou (Oxford: oup 2001) pp. 153–177.


Michel Villey‘La genèse du droit subjectif chez Guillaume d’Occam’Archives de Philosophie du droit9 (1964) 97–127; Richard Tuck Natural rights theories: their origin and development (Cambridge: cup 1979); and Brian Tierney The idea of natural rights. Studies on natural rights natural law and church law 1150-1625 (Atlanta: Eerdmans 1997) as cited in the introduction at pp. 8–10. See also the introduction p. 4: ‘… rights-based theory of justice…’.


 For example Benjamin Straumann‘Oikeiosis and appetitus societatis. Hugo Grotius’ Ciceronian argument for natural law and just war’Grotiana (New series) 24–25 (2003–2004) 41–66; and Benjamin Straumann ‘Is Modern Liberty Ancient? Roman Remedies and Natural Rights in Hugo Grotius’s Early Works on Natural Law’ Law and History Review 27 (2009) 55–85.


p. 32 pp. 55–66 p. 83 though Grotius refers to Lactantius instead of Cicero.


pp. 98–102 p. 117.


Ample examples in Donahue 2001pp. 506–530. See also Levy 1949 p. 50f.


Levy 1949pp. 60–63.


Pugliese 1991pp. 58–59 classifying Michel Villey Le droit et les droits de l’homme (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France 1983) as an ‘elegante pamphlet’.

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