See also:Italian jurist, was
See also:born at Florence about 1182 . A
See also:pupil of
See also:Azo, he first practised
See also:law in his native city, and was afterwards appointed
See also:professor at Bologna, where he had
See also:great success as a teacher . He undertook the great
See also:work of arranging into one
See also:body the almost innumerable comments and remarks upon the
See also:Code, the Institutes and Digests, the confused dispersion of which among the
See also:works of different writers caused much obscurity and contradiction . This compilation, bearing the title Glossa ordinaria or magistralis, but usually known as the Great
See also:Gloss, though written in barbarous Latin, has more method than that of any preceding writer on the subject . The best edition of it is that of Denis Godefroi (1549-1621), published at
See also:Lyons in 1589, in 6 vols.
See also:folio . When Accursius was employed in this work, it is said that,
See also:hearing of a similar one proposed and begun by Odofred, another lawyer of Bologna, he feignedindisposition, interrupted his public lectures, and shut himself up, till with the utmost expedition he had accomplished his design . Accursius was greatly extolled by the lawyers of his own and the immediately succeeding age, and he was even called the idol of jurisconsults, but those of later times formed a much
See also:lower estimate of his merits . There can be no doubt that he disentangled the sense of many
See also:laws with much skill, but it is equally undeniable that his
See also:ignorance of
See also:history and antiquities often led him into absurdities, and was the cause of many defects in his explanations and commentaries .. He died at Bologna in 126o . His eldest son Franciscus (1225-1293), who also filled the
See also:chair of law at Bologna, was invited to
See also:Oxford by
See also:Edward I., and in 1275 or 1276 read lectures on law in the university .
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