ALCIAT,A., De verborum obligationibus. Lyon 1538.
ALCIAT, Andreas, Lectura super secunda parte ff. Novi. in titu. de verborum obligationibus. Glossemata Aurea eiusdem eloquentissimi eruditissimique Iruisconsulti in legem secundam tertiam & quartam de Verbo.(rum) oblig.(ationum) huiusce opusculi calcem occupant. Lyon, Apud Iacobum Giunta, 1538. 8vo. (Reprint Vico Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2015) Titelblatt mit Druckersignet, 646, (48) S. Half-linen Order-no.: IC-203 ISBN 978-3-86303-531-0 available In 1518, Alciat was a Professor of civil law at Avignon. One of the first lectures of Alciat was about the famous passage of the corpus iuris civilis „De obligationibus“ (D. 45.1.)
The commentary to the famous digest passage D.45.1. was written during Alciat’s first period as a university teacher in Avignon (1518-1522). This is a much read passage on the foundations of contract law. All the late medieval commentators wrote exhaustive, often scholastically convoluted, elucidations of this law within their „commentarii“. The apparatus, method and the content all reflect the new methodological approach of the „mos gallicus“. Alciat too keeps to the order of the laws in the Digest. The opus appeared for the first time, albeit scarcely heeded, in Milan in 1519. The work was reprinted in Lyon in 1538 by Giunta, thereafter twice more during Alciat’s lifetime. The basis is the transcript of a lecture written by his student Ioannes Montagna, who also supervised the printing. Montagna describes how he presented the work to his teacher Alciat for checking: igitur cum integrum hunc annum sub acutissimo Iurisconsulto do. And. Alciat. iuris operam dederim. Since this work was not included by Alciat in the Paradoxa collection published in Milan in 1518, he, Montagna, had decided to publish it: decrevi eius interpretationes in publicum edere. Montagna hoped for the gratitude of the reader and buyer. We are grateful because it gives us an insight into the lectures of Alciat as a young legal scholar and freshly appointed professor. In 1518, Alciat was a Professor of civil law at Avignon. One of the first lectures of Alciat was about the famous passage of the corpus iuris civilis „De obligationibus“ (D. 45.1.)