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By Hugo Grotius

The background of "Commentary at the legislations of Prize and Booty" is advanced. whilst Grotius's own papers have been auctioned within the Hague in 1864, Dutch students came upon that his well-known "Mare Liberum" used to be only one bankruptcy in a manuscript of 163 folios, written in justification of Jacob van Heemskerck's seize of the Santa Catarina, a Portuguese merchantman, within the Straits of Singapore in February 1603. A renowned Dutch historian of the 19th century, Robert Fruin, persuaded the classical pupil H. G. Hamaker to transcribe and put up it, and the Latin textual content used to be issued in 1868. This Liberty Fund version relies at the one ready through Gwladys L. Williams and Walter H. Zeydel for the Carnegie Endowment for overseas Peace. It combines a revised textual content and new fabric, making it a hugely beautiful version of a piece that's tough to acquire.

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Xxxi [8], I. xvi [I. xix. 7]. f. Protagoras [p. 324 b; also in Plato, Laws, XI, p. 934 a]. g. Hierax in Stobaeus [Florilegium, IX, n. 58]. ” Such is the purport of the legal maxims, “Evil deeds ought not to go unpunished,” “Indulgence should not be shown to human wickedness,” and various similar sayings. But that other law, [the Sixth,] regarding repayment for good deeds, is characterized by an equity no less manifest. ” The jurists, b too, hold that pro`c [9′] a◊nti´dwra, “the obligation to repay,” is a natural obligation, and that it is unjust in the eyes of nature for one individual to be enriched at the expense of another, or for any person to suffer loss in consequence of his own good deed.

Ethics, V. xii [V. ix. 6]. d. Josephus [ Jewish Antiquities ] XIV. viii [XIV. 63]. e. Herodotus, VIII [VI. 106]; Lucian, Astrology [25]. 2. That is to say, certain periods of certain months devoted to religious festivals, during which it was considered unlawful to undertake a military expedition. introductory remarks 13 Eiflc oi◊wno`c a⁄ristoc, a◊mu´nesjai peri` pa´trhc. There is no act more noble than defence Of one’s own land upon the battlefield. a I could cite numerous examples of persons who have sinned in this way, but what need is there of such citations?

For example, twenty exceeds fifteen, and ten exceeds five, by an equal numerical difference, that is to say, by five; whereas twenty exceeds ten, and ten exceeds five, in an equal proportional measure, or in other words, each by a half of itself. Number merely orders the parts in their relations with one another; proportion relates the parts to the whole. Accordingly, those persons who are charged with the management of a. Declamations, xiii [8]. b. , Politics, I. ii [I. i. 12]. c. Ibid. III. xiii [III.

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