VII. ‘Judging beyond the sandal’: Law and rhetoric in D. 19,2,31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.)
D.19.2.31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.) is a remarkable text that has eluded interpretation for centuries. This exegesis shows how taking account of the text’s logical and rhetorical features facilitates its interpretation from a legal perspective. By situating the fragment in its cultural and intellectual context the text can be made intelligible once again.