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Philippa Byrne

partisans of Catiline ought to be punished and the degree of punishment that would be appropriate to their crimes. In Sallust’s account, the debate is dominated by two towering figures of Roman history – Julius Caesar and Marcus Porcius Cato – who, respectively, present the cases for leniency and severe treatment of the prisoners. It is Julius Caesar, Sallust’s own patron, who is first to speak: he argues against imposing a penalty of death on the conspirators, urging that their goods be confiscated and their bodies imprisoned, but that their lives be spared. Caesar

in Justice and mercy
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Philippa Byrne

’ of the European ius commune . 29 Suffice it to say that the greater part of English legal history resists the claims that European law had a meaningful impact on English practices. That is an argument which stretches back to Selden’s Ad Fletam Dissertatio of 1647. Selden believed that not only had medieval lawyers resisted the siren song of Justinian, but their Druidic predecessors had similarly scorned the Roman law impressed on them by Julius Caesar. 30 While the modern debate over the extent of ius commune influence on the common law is not directly

in Justice and mercy
Scholarly practices of religious Franks in the margin unveiled
Mariken Teeuwen

flat hand, leaning markedly to the right.17 The long hand and the broad hand, Bischoff points out, are found together more often. He believes the broad, flat hand to be Heiric’s own, the long and narrow one to belong to a close collaborator of Heiric. Among the manuscripts in which the two hands are found together is the ninth-century part of a manuscript of Julius Caesar, Commentarii de bello gallico (Paris, BnF, lat. 5763, fols 1–112), and a ninth-century copy of Seneca’s De beneficiis and De clementia (Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. lat. 1529

in Religious Franks