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Clemens, Tere'ntius

a Roman jurist, contemporary with Julianus. whom he once cites by the expression Julianus noster. (Dig. 28. tit. 6. s. 6.) From this we infer, not that he was a pupil of Julianus, but that he belonged to the same legal school. (Compare Dig. 7. tit. 7. s. 5.) He probably therefore flourished in the time of Hadrian. It has been suggested from the agreement of date, that he was the same person as Pactumeius Clemens, and that his name in full was Ter. Pactumeius Clemens, but this is not likely. No jurist is mentioned in the Digest by the name Clemens simply, but, as if expressly for the sake of distinction, we have always either Terentius Clemens or Pactumeius Clemens. Terentius is nowhere cited in any extant fragment of any other jurist. He wrote a treatise on the famous lex Julia et Papia Poppaea, with the title " Ad Leges Libri xx.," and of this work 35 fragments (belonging, according to Blume's hypothesis, to the classis edictalis), are preserved in the Digest. They are explained by Heineccius in his excellent commentary on the lex Julia et Papia Poppaea. [Comp. CLEMENS PACTUMEIUS.]

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