By Dov Silberman
OMNIA DICTA FORTIORA SI DICTA LATINA
“Everything sounds more impressive when said in Latin”.
So to start this blog, here are three differing Latin legal maxims, with a little excursus on their history, each of which demonstrates a different approach to solving conflicts. We then pose the question of which principle trumps the other – justice, truth or peace. In my next post, I will present a Talmudic discussion on the same question, and which indicates that the three approaches represented different views of Jewish jurisprudential activism, going back a very long time.