. A Roman jurist of the age of Augustus and
Tiberius, who was born about B.C. 30, and died about A.D. 22. Unlike his contemporary
(q.v.), he recommended himself to the
ruling powers by his submissive attitude. He was rewarded by many tokens of distinction; among
others, by the consulship, to which he was elected in A.D. 5, before attaining the legal age.
As a jurist (again unlike Antistius) he represented the conservative tendency, and so became
the founder of a special school called the Sabiniani
, after his pupil Masurius
Sabinus, and opposed in its theory of legal interpretation to the radical school of Proculus.