Roman Jurisprudents

Rome is sometimes considered by the study of law to be the first society in the world to have developed jurisprudence. Can you name some of Rome's most famous secular jurists?
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Last updated: November 24, 2021
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Early Republic
Revealed secret judicial rites to the public
Gnaeus Flavius
Early Republic
Considered the first public teacher of law
Tiberius Coruncanius
Early Republic
Wrote the first known book on law
Sextus Aelius
Early Republic
Most reputable early teacher
Quintus Mucius Scaevola
Classical
A student and friend of the above, Rome's most famous orator (though technically not a jurist!)
Marcus Tulius Cicero
Classical
Founder of a school that advocated against imperial rule during the principate
Proculus
Classical
The founder of the opposing, pro-imperial school
Masurius Sabinus
Classical
Later considered one of the "senate of the dead", he published 'the Institutes', Rome's most important legal textbook.
Gaius
Classical
Another one of the senate of the dead, executed by emperor Caracalla during his purges
Aemilius Papinian
Postclassical
Only known by name, he is the author of Rome's first private codification of law
Gregorius
Postclassical
Hired by emperor Justinian to supervise his great codification of law
Tribonian
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