A short history of Roman law by Olga Tellegen-Couperus

By Olga Tellegen-Couperus

Crucial production of the Romans used to be their legislation. during this e-book, Dr Tellegen-Couperus discusses the best way the Roman jurists created and constructed legislation and how during which Roman legislations has come all the way down to us. unique realization is given to questions equivalent to `who have been the jurists and their legislations faculties' and to the shut connection among jurists and the politics in their time.

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A short history of Roman law

Crucial construction of the Romans was once their legislation. during this ebook, Dr Tellegen-Couperus discusses the way the Roman jurists created and built legislation and how during which Roman legislation has come right down to us. certain realization is given to questions reminiscent of `who have been the jurists and their legislation colleges' and to the shut connection among jurists and the politics in their time.

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3–4). 2), which dates from the middle of the fifth century BC. With regard to this law too there is a remarkable difference between what the historians say and what, in all probability, actually happened. Terentilius Arsa proposed that the law should be written down in order to prevent it from being applied discriminately by the patrician magistrates. The plebeians struggled for eight years before the patricians gave in and sent a delegation to Athens to copy out the laws of Solon, and to other Greek cities to find out about their legislation.

When it was decreed by the lex Hortensia in 287 BC that from then on the plebiscites would be binding for all Roman citizens and they would thus be equated with the leges, this did not cause a largescale political shift. By the late republic a remarkable situation had developed. There were three organs with equal powers to make decisions that were binding for the citizens; two of these, the comitia centuriata and the comitia tributa, consisted of the same people, although they were organised in different ways.

After the second Macedonian war (200–197 BC)—the first one was part of the second Punic war—the Romans put an end to the Macedonian control of the Greek city-states and took control themselves. – War against Antioch III, king of Syria and Asia Minor (192–188 BC). Rome was able to break the power of this king and obtain control of the eastern part of the Mediterranean by means of a system of alliances. – After the third Macedonian war (171–168 BC) Macedonia 31 THE LATE REPUBLIC (367–27 BC) became a Roman province in 148 BC and Achaia in 146 BC.

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