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Prof Metzger writes on Roman law, especially the law of procedure, and on the moral philosophy and jurisprudence of Adam Smith.

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ed. [with J. Hallebeek, M. Schermaier, R. Fiori, J. Coriat], Inter cives necnon peregrnos: Essays in Honour of Boudewijn Sirks. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. 2014.

[with K. Baston], The Roman Law Library of Alan Ferguson Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, with a Bibliography of His Works. Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2012. ISBN 9780956642318.

ed., David Daube: A Centenary Celebration. Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2010. ISBN 0956642306. Reviews: Revue Historique de Droit Français et Étranger, 89 (2011), pp. 127–28 (Eric Descheemaeker); Edinburgh Law Review, 15 (2011), pp. 502–503 (John Cairns).

ed., Barry Nicholas, An Introduction to Roman Law. With a foreword, revised bibliography, and glossary of Latin terms by Ernest Metzger. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2008. ISBN 9780198760634.

Litigation in Roman Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2005. ISBN 0-19-829855-2. This book examines classical litigation in the magistrate’s court with the benefit of new evidence: a large archive of litigation documents from Pompeii. Reviews: Journal of Legal History, 27 (2006), pp. 101–104 (J. L. Barton); Cambridge Law Journal, 66 (2007), pp. 234–36 (Helen Scott); Edinburgh Law Review, 10 (2006), pp. 323–24 (Paul du Plessis); Anuario de Facultade de Dereito, Coruña, 11 (2007), pp. 1119–20 (Bernardo Periñán); Classical Philology, 103 (2008), pp. 99–105 (Elizabeth Meyer); The Classical Review, 56 (2006), pp. 435–37 (O. F. Robinson).

ed., Law for All Times: Essays in Memory of David Daube [Roman Legal Tradition, 2]. Lawrence, KS: Roman Law Society of America. 2004. ISBN 0-97-641490-2. Reviews: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, rom. Abt., 124 (2007), pp. 599–602 (Éva Jakab); Edinburgh Law Review, 10 (2006), pp. 460–61 (Paul du Plessis).

ed., A Companion to Justinian’s Institutes. London: Duckworth. 1998. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1999. ISBN 0715627988 (Duckworth Hbk); 0715628305 (Duckworth Pbk); 0801485843 (Cornell Pbk). Reviews: Scholia Reviews (ns), 9 (2000), p. 18 (R. A. Bauman); Museum Helveticum, 57 (2000), p. 315 (Jacques Schamp); Edinburgh Law Review, 5 (2001), pp. 110–11 (Laurens Winkel).

A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial. Oxford: Oxford University / Clarendon Press. 1997. ISBN 0-19-826474-7. This book examines three aspects of classical litigation: appointment of judges, adjournment of trial, and judgment. It relies substantially on a newly discovered inscription from Spain.  Reviews: Journal of Legal History, 19 (1998), pp. 186–87 (David Ibbetson); Cambridge Law Journal, (1998), pp. 413–15 (John Crook); Journal of Roman Studies, 89 (1999), pp. 235–36 (Andrew Lintott); Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, rom. Abt., 117 (1999), pp. 381–89 (Karl Hackl); Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, 68 (2000), 123–29 (Dario Mantovani); The Classical Outlook, 77 (2000), pp. 85–86 (Peter King).

Other publications (selected)

‘Die Einleitung des Verfahrens’. In: U. Babusiaux, C. Baldus, W. Ernst, F-.S. Meissel, J. Platschek, and T. Rüfner, T., eds., Handbuch des römischen Privatrechts. Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen. In Press.

‘Republican Civil Procedure: Sanctioning Reluctant Defendants’. In: P. du Plessis, C. Ando, and K. Tuori, eds., Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2016.

‘Cum servo agere’. In: J. Hallebeek, et al., eds., Festschrift Boudewijn Sirks. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. 2014. In press.
‘Litigation’. In: D. Johnston, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Roman Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In press.

Review: Miriam Indra, Status quaestio. Studien zum Freiheitsprozess im klassischen römischen Recht [2011]. In: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte, rom. Abt., 130. In press.

‘An Outline of Roman Civil Procedure’. Roman Legal Tradition, 9 (2013), pp. 1–30.

‘Agree to Disagree: Local Jurisdiction in the lex Irnitana’. In: A. Burrows, D. Johnston and R. Zimmermann, eds., Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013. Pp. 207–25.

‘Alan Rodger’s Writings on Roman Law’. In: K. Baston and E. Metzger, eds., The Roman Law Library of Alan Ferguson Rodger, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry: With a Bibliography of his Works. Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2012. Pp. 189–98.

‘Alan Ferguson Rodger (1944–2011)’. IVRA: Rivista internazionale di diritto Romano e antico, 60 (2012), pp. 358–64.

‘Law and Procedure, Rome: Civil Procedure’ [additions and revisions to]. In: S. Hornblower, A. Spawforth and E. Eidinow, eds., Oxford Classical Dictionary. 4th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012.

‘Obligations in Classical Procedure’. In: T. A. J. McGinn, ed., Obligations in Roman Law: Past, Present, and Future. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 2012. Pp. 158–73.

‘Remedy of Prohibition in Roman Civil Trials’. In: P. Brand and J. Getzler, eds., Judges and Judging in the History of the Common Law and Civil Law: From Antiquity to Modern Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2012. Pp. 177–91.

‘Vindex’; ‘Vadimonium’. In: R. Bagnall, ed., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2011. ISBN 9781405179355.

‘Civil Procedure in Classical Rome: Having an Audience with the Magistrate’. In: F. de Angelis, ed., Spaces of Justice in the Roman World [Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition, 35]. Leiden: Brill. 2010. Pp. 27–41. ISBN 9789004189256.

‘Remarks on David Daube’s Lectures on Sale, with Special Attention to the liber homo and res extra commercium’. In: E. Metzger, ed., David Daube: A Centenary Celebration. Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani. 2010.

‘Adam Smith’s Historical Jurisprudence and the “Method of the Civilians”’. Loyola Law Review, 56 (2010), pp. 1–31.

‘Lex Irnitana’. In: The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009.

‘Formula’. In: The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. New York: Oxford University Press. 2009.

‘Lawsuits in Context’. In: J. Cairns and P. du Plessis, eds., Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2007. Pp. 187–205.

‘The Buyer Who Wants to Pay More’, Roman Legal Tradition, 3 (2006), pp. 115–22.

Review: J. Platschek, Studien zu Ciceros Rede für P. Quinctius [2005]. In: Roman Legal Tradition, 3 (2006), pp. 135–37.

‘Absent Parties and Bloody-Minded Judges’. In: A. Burrows and A. Rodger, eds., Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006. Pp. 455–73.

‘A Fragment of Ulpian on acceptilatio and intertium’, Studia et Documenta Historiae et Iuris, 72 (2006), pp. 111–37.

‘Clytemnestra’s Watchman on the Roof’’, Eranos, 103 (2005), pp. 38–47.
‘Adam Smith and Roman Servitudes’, Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis, 72 (2004), pp. 327–57.

Review: L. de Ligt, et al., eds., Viva Vox Iuris Romani [2002]. In: Classical Review, 54 (2004), pp. 526–27.
‘Acquisition of Living Things by Specification’, Edinburgh Law Review, 8 (2004), pp. 115–18.

‘Roman Judges, Case Law, and Principles of Procedure’, Law and History Review, 22 (2004), pp. 243–75. Reprinted in: Classics in Comparative Law, ed. T. Ginsburg, P. G. Monateri and F. Parisi. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2014. In press.

‘Postscript on nova species and Kinloch Damph Ltd. v. Nordvik Salmon Farms Ltd.’. In: E. Metzger, ed., Law For All Times: Essays in Memory of David Daube. Lawrence, KS: Roman Law Society of America. 2004. Pp. 115–21.

‘Quare? Argument in David Daube, after Karl Popper’. In: E. Metzger, ed., Law for All Times: Essays in Memory of David Daube. Lawrence, KS: Roman Law Society of America. 2004. Pp. 27–58.

Review: L. Fanizza, L’Amministrazione della giustizia nel principato [1999]. In: Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (rom. Abt.), 119 (2002), pp. 610–11.

Review: H. L. W. Nelson and U. Manthe, Gai Institutiones III 88–181. Die Kontraktsobligationen: Text und Kommentar [1999]. In: The Journal of Legal History, 22:3 (2001), pp. 89–90.

Review: G. Camodeca, Tabulae Pompeianae Sulpiciorum (TPSulp.). Edizione critica dell’archivio puteolano dei Sulpicii [1999]. In: Journal of Roman Studies, 91 (2001), pp. 234–36.

‘The Case of Petronia Iusta’, Revue Internationale des Droits de l’Antiquité, 47 (2000), pp. 151–65.

‘The Current View of the extra-judicial vadimonium’, Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte (rom. Abt.), 117 (2000), pp. 133–78.

‘Interrupting Proceedings in iure: vadimonium and intertium’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 120 (1998), pp. 215–25.

‘Actions’. In: E. Metzger, ed., A Companion to Justinian’s Institutes. London: Duckworth. 1998. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1999. Pp. 208–28.

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