IVth International Seminar

„Roman maritime law”

20th April, 2022

Department of Roman Law
Chair of Civil Law
Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Gdańsk

Paulus libro secundo sententiarum. Lege Rhodia cavetur, ut si levandae navis gratia iactus mercium factus est, omnium contributione sarciatur quod pro omnibus datum est. „ Paulus in second book of Sentences. It is provided by the Rhodian Law that where merchandise is thrown overboard for the purpose of lightening a ship, what has been lost for the benefit of all must be made up by the contribution of all.”

Digesta Iustiniani 14.2.1

Department of Roman Law at the University of Gdańsk is pleased to invite you to the fourth international seminar devoted to various aspects of the Roman law of the sea and of the maritime activity of the Romans. The meeting is attended by researchers who explore these issues in their research, and the meeting is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues of relevance to historical and legal research, but important for the present. A seminar is an accompanying event to the 10th National Conference on Maritime Law “Contemporary problems and future challenges of maritime law”, Gdańsk 21.04.2022 (https://prawo-morskie.pl/).

Seminar Program

University of Gdańsk, Law and Administration Faculty, Jana Bażyńskiego street 6, Gdańsk

online – MS Teams

Link to the MS Teams platform

09:45-10:00 Welcome and Opening Speeches:

Wojciech Zalewski, Associate Professor, Dean of  Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk

Dorota Pyć, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk

Jacek Wiewiorowski, Associate Professor, Head of Roman Law Department, Chair of Civil Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk

10:00-10:20 Zuzanna Benincasa, Associate Professor, University of Warsaw
The Loan of Callimachus Revisited – Some Remarks on the Margin of D.

10:20-10:40 Peter Candy, DPhil, Cambridge University
Problems in the Interpretation of Ancient Maritime Contracts

10:40-11:00 Lyuba Radulova, Assistant Professor, Sofia University “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”
Cabotage goods? Observations on the Caunus Customs Regulation

11:00-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:20 Professor Anna Tarwacka, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw
The sea, its shores and the rule superficies solo cedit in ancient Rome

12:20-12:40 Jacek Wiewiorowski, Associate Professor, University of Gdańsk
‘Sea questions’ in the Notitia Dignitatum

12:40-13:00 Professor Francisco J. Andrés Santos, University of Valladolid
Was the „Nomos Rhodion nautikos” still in force after the enactment of the Basilica? Some doubts and paradoxes

13:00-13:20 Bartosz Zalewski, J.D., Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin
Roman Law in 'Mare Liberum’ of Hugo Grotius

13:20-13:50 Discussion

13:50-14:00 Closing speech: Jacek Wiewiorowski, Associate Professor, University of Gdańsk

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