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Labeo, Antistius


1.

A Roman jurist, one of the murderers of Iulius Caesar. He put an end to his life after the battle of Philippi, B.C. 42.


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A son of the preceding, and a still more eminent jurist. He adopted the republican opinions of his father, and was in consequence disliked by Augustus. It is probable that the Labeone insanior of Horace was a stroke levelled against the jurist in order to please the emperor. Labeo wrote a large number of works, which are cited in the Digest. He was the founder of one of the two great legal schools spoken of under Iurisprudentia. He died A.D. 17.

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