"Die publizierten lateinischen Fragmente der Papyrus-Sammlung der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek", H. Klos, "Chronique d'Egypte", no 56, 1953 : [recenzja]
JOURNAL OF JURISTIC PAPYROLOGY
Having however demonstrated this as impossible the author
restricts himself to determinate — on the base of the elements at our
disposal the nature of the work from which the Greek original was
taken and thinks that this was a scholastic manual composed of
texts of classical jurists and of imperial constitutions.
In this publication-catalogue of the Latin papyri preceded
by a catalogue of the published Greek papyri from the
papyruscollection of the Austrian National Library are for a jurist
particularly valuable the indexes, especially pp. 379 — 80 where all
the respective papyri are assembled under the catch-words such
as Egypt, Jurisprudence, Documents, Guardianship etc.
This excellent work comprises: Chapter I: General informations
about Hammurabi's legislation, such as the place of the Codex
origin, its genesis and character as well as its disposition; Chapt. II:
the translation of the Hammurabi Codex: its Prologue, its
provisions and its Epilogue; The discussion on the C.H.: A. The
OldBabylonian society in the Hammurabi era, general and
terminological remarks. The classes and the structure of the Babylonian
society. B. Marriage and family. 1. The relations between the
spouses. Parents and children. Adoption. The immovables. The
movables. The legal protection of the property relations. C. Trade
and credit. Prices and salaries. The activities of the
old-Babylonian merchant tamkaru. Loans. Security of a loan. General remarks
about contracts in the Babylonian era. Sale and barter. Lease and
hiring. Locatio-conductio operarum and operis. Partnership.
Deposit. Responsibility for damages. Delicts and penalties, general
remarks. Particulars: delicts against the public order. Delicts
against life or health. Delicts against property. Injuries. Penalties:
a. the death penalty, corporal punishment, fines. The
old-Babylonian jurisdiction. The organization of the courts. The court
H. K l o s , Die publizierten lateinischen Fragmente der PapyrusSammlung der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Chronique ďEgypte No . 56  263 - 384 ).