Furius Anthianus


Furius Anthianus (or possibly Furius Anthus) was a
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of uncertain date, though probably not later than the period of the emperor
Alexander Severus Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (1 October 208 – 19/22 March 235) was a Roman emperor, who reigned from 222 until 235. He was the last emperor from the Severan dynasty. He succeeded his slain cousin Elagabalus in 222. Alexander himself was ev ...

Alexander Severus
, Pierre Fran Besier, ''Dissertatio philologico-juridica inauguralis de Furio Anthiano Jcto, ejusque, quae in Pand. exstant, fragmentis'', Lug. Bat. 1803 that is, the 3rd century CE. Anthianus wrote a notable commentary on the
Praetor's Edict The Praetor's Edict ''(Edictum praetoris)'' in ancient Roman law Roman law is the law, legal system of ancient Rome, including the legal developments spanning over a thousand years of jurisprudence, from the Twelve Tables (c. 449 BC), to the '' ...
, which is in the Florentine manuscript to the
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(that is, the ''
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Littera Florentina
''). It is titled the ''Edict of Five Books'' (μέρος ἐδίκτου βιβλία πέντε), but there are only three extracts made from it in the Digest, and all of these are taken from the first book. This has led many to hold that the compilers of the Digest possessed only an imperfect copy of his work.


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