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Report No. t099

Johannes Rogeraius Trochaeus Parisiensis

?mid-16th c.

 

Alternative Names

Johannes Rogeraius Trochaeus

 

Biography/Description

CERL Thesaurus has two entries for what seems to be the same man: s.n. Trochaeus, Joannes R. with a reference to his De officio iudicis (TUI 1584 t. 3.1) and s.n. Trochaeus, Joannes Rogeraius without any reference. ‘Trochaeus’ is unusual as a surname or agnomen. The TUI 1584 website explores some possibilities without coming to any firm conclusions. Everything that we know about J. suggests that he was French. He is described in the first edition of his De officio iudicis as a jurisconsult of Paris, and there is no reason to doubt that he, in some sense, was. The work was first printed in Lyon in 1550 and is dedicated at Lyon to one Joannes Papponius, who is described as iudex silvaticae provinciae. This is probably Jean Papon, 1507–1590, who was lieutenant-general of the bailliage of Forez from 1545 to 1585 (see L. Pfister, in DHJF 782–783). The De officio iudicis has a decidedly humanist bent, and is described more fully below.

Source: Not in DHJF. CERL Thesaurus.

TUI database

 

Text(s)

 
No. 01

De officio iudicis in causis capitalibus ex bono et aequo decidendis, c. 1550. The De officio iudicis is a substantial work, the structure of which is obscured by its layout in TUI 1584. Embedded in its quite systematic titles are two substantial word-by-word commentaries on Dig. 48.19.11 (‘Marcianus libro secundo de publicis iudicis’, which TUI 1584 describes as ‘Marcellus libro pandectarum 48 tit. 19’) and Dig. 48.19.16 (‘Claudius Saturninus libro singulari de poenis paganorum’). TUI 1584 lays these out as if they were separate works. They are not; they are quite carefully integrated into the overall work.

 
No. 02

De differentia iudiciorum bonae fidei et stricti iuris, c. 1550.

 

Text(s) – Early Printed Editions

No. 01

De officio iudicis in causis capitalibus ex bono et aequo decidendis, c. 1550.

 
Early Printed Editions

De officio iudicis in causis capitalibus ex bono et aequo decidendis. Lyon: Thibaud Payen, 1550.

 
 

Tractatus universi iuris. Venezia: F. Ziletti, 1584, 3.1.128va–138va.

 
 

De officio iudicis in causis capitalibus ex bono et aequo decidendis. Napoli, 1774.

 
No. 02

De differentia iudiciorum bonae fidei et stricti iuris, c. 1550.

 
Early Printed Editions

De differentia iudiciorum bonae fidei et stricti iuris. Lyon: Thibaud Payen, 1550. Included in the 1st ed. of De officio iudicis, this work does not seem to have been published again.