A fundamental re-assessment of Cicero's place in Roman law This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic. ContributorsBenedikt Forschner Catherine Steel Christine Lehne-Gstreinthaler Jan Willem Tellegen Jennifer Hilder Jill Harries Matthijs Wibier Michael C. Alexander Olga Tellegen-Couperus Philip Thomas Saskia T. Roselaar Yasmina Benferhat
Paul J. du Plessis is Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses predominantly on the multifaceted and complex set of relationships between law and society in a historical context. He is the co-editor, with John W Cairns, of The Making of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World (Edinburgh University Press, 2007) and Reassessing Legal Humanism and Its Claims: Petere Fontes? (Edinburgh University Press 2015). He is the editor of the critically acclaimed New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World (Edinburgh University Press 2013).