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Report No. c032

Symon Vicentinus

?c. 1190 – a. 1263

 

Alternative Names

Simon Vicentinus; Simone Vicentino

 

Biography/Description

S. is not well known, although recent work by Eltjo Schrage has made him better known. (He makes no appearance in Savigny, and he has no biography and is mentioned only once in the DGI.) He first appears in a list of professors at Padova in 1222. He does not seem to have migrated, as did most of the studium at Padova, to Vercelli in 1228. He served under the d’Este as an appellate judge in Vicenza (hence the toponym in his name). Diplovatatius calls him ‘legum doctor excellentissimus, qui in iure civili et maxime super codicem scripsit’, but his work is hard to find, particularly because his siglum ‘Sy’ was shared by three other medieval jurists. He also had the misfortune of being an almost exact contemporary of Accursius, and although the latter may have used his work, he does not cite him. To the extent that they have been studied, his writings have received notice as being of similar quality to those of the great Bolognese jurists. He cited older glossators extensively and was later cited by Jacobus de Ardizone, Guillelmus Durandus, Johannes Andreae, and Baldus de Ubaldis.

 

Text(s)

 
No. 01

Apparatus ad Codicem.

 
No. 02

Apparatus ad Digestum uetus.

 
No. 03

Apparatus ad Libros feudorum.

 
No. 04

Glossae ad Corpus iuris ciuilis. Apart from full apparatuses on the Cod., Dig., and Libri feudorum, S. also wrote individual glosses on other parts of the Corpus.

 
No. 05

Repetitio ‘Cogi possessorem’. On Cod. 3.31.11.

 
No. 06

Commentarium ad Cod. 2.11(12). On the issue of infamy.

 
No. 07

Commentarium ad Cod. 2.12(13).1.

 
No. 08

Distinctio. On the issue of delay of payment by debtors.

 
No. 09

De iudicali missione in possessionem.

 
No. 10

Quaestiones. As yet unstudied except for J. Hallebeek’s study of the ‘Quaestiones ad authenticum Sacramenta Puberum’.

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 09

De iudicali missione in possessionem.

 
Early Printed Editions

Tractatus ex variis iuris interpretibus collecti. Lyon, 1549, 8.213ra–va.

 
 

Tractatus illustrium consultorum. Venezia, 1584, 3.2.135va–136rb.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris: De iudiciali missione in possessionem. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 3.2.135va.

 

Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 05

Repetitio ‘Cogi possessorem’.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. E. Schrage in ‘Symon Vicentinus: Un docteur très excellent du XIIIe siècle’, TRG, 55 (1987) 315–20. Reprinted in: Repr. in idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 89–94..

 
No. 06

Commentarium ad Cod. 2.11(12).

 
Modern Editions

Ed. E. Schrage in ‘Symon Vicentinus und die Infamie’, Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité, 3rd ser., 37 (1990) 406–417. Reprinted in: Repr. in idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 179–90..

 
No. 07

Commentarium ad Cod. 2.12(13).1.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. E. Schrage in ‘Ein Prozeßvertreter, dem man nicht auf sein Wort glaubt: Mit einer Edition des von Symon Vicentinus verfaßten Kommentars zu C. 2.12.1’, Vestigia Iuris Romani: Festschrift für Gunter Wesener zum 60. Geburtstag am 3. Juni 1992, G. Klingenberg, ed. (Graz 1992) 441–46. Reprinted in: Repr. in idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 217–22..

 
No. 08

Distinctio.

 
Modern Editions

Ed. E. Schrage in ‘Mora debitoris dans le droit savant avant Accurse, avec une édition des distinctions de mora d’Albericus, d’Hugolinus, de Symon Vicentinus et d’un auteur inconnu’, , 57 (1989) 98–101. Reprinted in: Repr. in idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 110–13..

 

Literature

H. Lange, Glossatoren 310–14.

P. Weimar, ‘Symon Vicentinus’, in LMA (1995) 7.1920–21.

E. Schrage, ‘Ein Prozeßvertreter, dem man nicht auf sein Wort glaubt: Mit einer Edition des von Symon Vicentinus verfaßten Kommentars zu C. 2.12.1’, in Vestigia Iuris Romani: Festschrift für Gunter Wesener zum 60. Geburtstag am 3. Juni 1992, G. Klingenberg, H. Stiegler, and J. Rainer, ed. (Graz 1992) 433–46. Reprinted in: idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 209–222.

J. Hallebeek, ‘Symon Vicentinus’ Quaestiones ad authenticum Sacramenta Puberum’, RIDC, 3 (1992) 93–123.

E. Schrage, ‘Symon Vicentinus und die Infamie’, Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité, 3rd ser., 37 (1990) 385–417. Reprinted in: idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 165–90.

E. Schrage and R. Schoen, ‘Mora debitoris dans le droit savant avant Accurse, avec une édition des distinctions de mora d’Albericus, d’Hugolinus, de Symon Vicentinus et d’un auteur inconnu’, TRG, 57 (1989) 87–104. Reprinted in: idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 95–113.

E. Schrage, ‘La transformation des concepts. Un exemple: Le delai de viduité d’après Symon Vincentinus et quelques autres juristes medievaux’, in Langage et droit á travers l’histoire, réalités et fictions, G. van Dievoet, D. Van den Auweele, and P. Godding, ed. (Louvain 1989) 185–200. Reprinted in: idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 133–48.

E. Schrage, ‘Symon Vicentinus: Un docteur très excellent du XIIIe siècle’, TRG, 55 (1987) 297–320. Reprinted in: idem, Non quia romanum sed quia ius: Das Entstehen eines europäischen Rechtsbewußtseins im Mittelalter (Goldbach 1996) 71–94.

A. Rigon, ‘Su Simone Vicentino iuris civilis professor e sui magistri Arsegino e Giovanni "de Correda" cremonese (sec. XIII)’, Quaderni per la storia dell’Università di Padova, 11 (1978) 121–125.

E. Genzmer, ‘Justinianische Kodifikation und die Glossatoren’, in Atti del congresso internazionale di diritto romano, Bologna (Pavia 1934) 1.390 n.207.