Note 079
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

Strip away the crust of Tribonian, and allow for the use of technical words, and the Latin of the Pandects will be found not unworthy of the silver age. It has been vehemently attacked by Laurentius Valla, a fastidious grammarian of the xvth century, and by his apologist Floridus Sabinus. It has been defended by Alciat, and a name less advocate (most probably James Capellus.). Their various treatises are collected by Duker (Opuscula de Latinitate veterum Jurisconsultorum, Lugd. Bat. 1721, in 12 mo).

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