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  1. Roman law is one of Rome's most remarkable contibutions to European culture.
  2. Roman law was divided into two parts; res divina and res publica.
  3. Roman law was not consistent about the status of slaves, except that they were considered like any other moveable property.
  4. Roman law is the legal system of ancient Rome.
  5. Roman law was inconsistent on slavery. (Web site)


  1. With the rise of the Italian cities, the study of Roman law revived, and Bologna became the seat from which it spread over Europe.
  2. Roman law as preserved in Justinian's codes continued into the Byzantine Empire, and formed the basis of similar codifications in continental Western Europe.
  3. Roman law as preserved in Justinian's codes became the basis of legal practice in the Byzantine Empire and—later—in continental Europe.

Civil Law

  1. Thus, Roman law is often still a mandatory subject for law students in civil law jurisdictions.

Common Law

  1. Even so, some concepts from Roman law made their way into the common law.
  2. From the 17th century Roman law, in Germany, had been heavily influenced by domestic (common) law, and it was called usus modernus Pandectarum.


  1. Latin citizens had rights under Roman law, but not the vote, although their leading magistrates could become full citizens.
  2. However, no citizens were ever held in the Tullianum unless condemned, as Roman law did not recognize imprisonment as punishment.


  1. Roman law recognized only patrician families as legal entities.
  2. After more than 200 years of struggle, plebeians and patricians were finally equal under Roman law. (Web site)

Law Evolved

  1. Over time, Roman law evolved considerably, as well as social views, emancipating (to increasing degrees) family members.
  2. The book by Schulz is somewhat outdated, but it is a masterly and very readable account of how Roman law evolved into a science.


  1. This policy of " divide and rule " made conquered people willing participants in their own submission to Roman law.
  2. Rather, the provisions of Roman law were fitted into a more coherent system and expressed in the national language.
  3. Therefore, the practical advantages of Roman law were less obvious to English practitioners than to continental lawyers.
  4. A legal system, in which Roman law was mixed with elements of canon law and of Germanic custom, especially feudal law, had emerged.
  5. Roman law also developed the concepts of one law for the citizens and another law for foreigners – the beginnings of private international law.


  1. Roman law, particularly the Corpus Juris Civilis collected by order of Justinian I, is the ancient basis on which the modern Civil law stands.
  2. Roman law, especially Justinian codes. (Web site)
  3. In modern Testamentary jurisprudence, as in the later Roman law, the object of first importance is the execution of the testator's intentions.
  4. Roman law owes much to Hadrian, who instructed Salvius Julianus to draw up an edictum perpetuum, to a great extent the basis of Justinian 's Corpus juris. (Web site)

Twelve Tables

  1. However, even where the legal practice is based on a code, many rules deriving from Roman law apply: No code completely broke with the Roman tradition.
  2. The history of Roman law spans almost a thousand years from the law of the twelve tables ( 449 BC) to Justinian 's codes (around 530).
  3. That is why the only codifications of Roman law are found at the beginning ( Lex Duodecim Tabularum, or Twelve Tables) and at the end ( Corpus Iuris Civilis. (Web site)


  1. Hence ius Quiritium in Roman law is full Roman citizenship.
  2. Buckland, William W. The Roman law of slavery; the condition of the slave in private law from Augustus to Justinian. (Web site)
  3. The jus Quiritium in Roman law denoted the full body of rights for Roman citizenship.

Th Century

  1. Roman law continued, in a broader sense, to be applied throughout most of Europe until the end of the 17th century.
  2. By the middle of the 16th century, the rediscovered Roman law dominated the legal practice in most European countries.
  3. Especially in the early 19th century, English lawyers and judges were willing to borrow rules and ideas from continental jurists and directly from Roman law.


  1. The literary and practical achievements of the jurists of this period gave Roman law its unique shape.
  2. In some countries like Germany the practical application of Roman law lasted even longer.
  3. The practical application of Roman law and the era of the European Ius Commune came to an end, when national codifications were made.


  1. In some parts of Germany, Roman law continued to be applied until late 19th century.
  2. In some parts of Germany, Roman law continued to be applied until the German civil code ( B--rgerliches Gesetzbuch) came into force in 1900.
  3. Since the Institutes of Gaius have been recovered, many eminent writers on Roman law have appeared, especially in Germany and France.


  1. Many provisions of Roman law were better suited to regulate complex economic transactions than the customary rules of that time.
  2. For example, Roman law developed the differentiation between contract and tort.
  3. Stein---s book is suited to someone interested in the impact of Roman law on later systems and the detail on the law itself here is comparatively brief.

Roman Laws

  1. He proposed the enforcement of a Roman law, which had mostly been ignored, which limited the use of public lands.
  2. Those conquered by Rome were brought under the "protection" of Rome; they were granted a form of citizenship, and had specific rights under Roman law.
  3. Only England did not take part in the reception of Roman law.
  4. It is impossible to give an exact date for the beginning of the development of Roman law.
  5. For the distinction between Quiritary and praetorian ownership, see Roman Law.

Pater Familias

  1. In Roman law, the power to give children in adoption was one of the recognised powers of the pater familias.
  2. The witnesses, as in Roman law, must be done. (Web site)
  3. The same is the case with the Leges barbarorum, where they are unaffected by Roman law. (Web site)
  4. The Roman law of wills has had considerable effect upon English law. (Web site)
  5. Roman law and tradition forbade the use of vehicles in urban areas, except in certain cases.


  1. For this reason, knowledge of Roman law is indispensable to understand the legal systems of today.
  2. One reason for this is the fact that the English legal system was more developed than its continental counterparts by the time Roman law was rediscovered.
  3. A legal profession began to emerge and the production of scholarly treatises on Roman law started.
  4. In this Byzantium arguably contributed more towards the evolution of jurisprudence and modern legal systems than its direct predecessor, Roman law.
  5. In the matter of contracts the Roman law was especially comprehensive, and the laws of France and Scotland are substantially based upon the Roman system.


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