The paper aims to revise the traditional opinion, based on D. 126.96.36.199 (Ulp. 23 ad ed.), that in the noxal proceeding a non dominus could never defend a slave absent in iure. According to the author no technical reason justifies this opinion and D. 188.8.131.52 (Iul. 9 dig.) contradicts it. Therefore D. 184.108.40.206 should be interpreted in a differet way: a non dominus could defend a slave absent in iure by giving a positive answer to the interrogatio ‘an servus in potestate eius sit’; otherwise he would have to produce the slave in court, if in possession of him, in order to allow the claimant the ductio.
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Rivista||ANNALI DEL SEMINARIO GIURIDICO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|