...the book's conclusions are important for historians of dispute-settlement and Roman legal culture (Jill Harris, Journal of Roman Studies
It is undoubtedly rewarding to follow Metzger's account through all its stages (The Cambridge Law Journal
Metzger's book is an example of a meticulous and challenging reading of ancient sources integrated with modern research tradition, and it should be of great interest to both specialists and students of Roman legal procedure. (Arctos 41
About the Author
Ernest Metzger is a frequent writer on Roman law and legal history. He has taught at University College London and University of Aberdeen, where he is presently Senior Lecturer in Law. He was formerly a judicial clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He is editor of IusCivile.com.