Roman Law

Modes of Acquiring Property in Roman Law

Property is one of the most important institutions of Roman private law, and a large part of the legal doctrine that we know of Ancient Rome rests on...

Political Organization of Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome corresponds to a historical period of more than a millennium, from its foundation in 753 BC until its fall, in the year 476 AD throughout which...

The Imperial Edicts of the Roman Law

The imperial edicts or imperial constitutions are the body of norms that the princeps or dominus , in exercise of his powers as emperor, could promulgate...

The Adoption in Roman Law

Adoption is the set of two different legal figures, which allowed a Roman citizen to be linked to the agnatic family of...

The Twelve Tables

The Law in the Twelve Tables, was the first written compilation made by Romans of their own law system, with the aim of publicly expressing norms which...

Legal Status of Freeman in Roman Law

The legal status of freemen, was one of the core legal status of roman people, regarding to their possession of their own will. Being freeman, those who were...

Legal Status of Citizen in Roman Law

The legal status of citizens is the legal bond of a person with Roman civil society. This constituted a source of rights and obligations for the citizen, such...

The In Iure Cessio of Roman Law

The in iure cessio is a derivative way of acquiring property, in which the presence of a magistrate mediates as a witness of the legal act, and as a guarantee...

Custom in Roman Law

Custom, as a source of Roman law, is the set of uses, traditions, rituals, and other social manifestations, which due to their uniformity and constancy over...

The Code of Justinian

The Code of Justinian or Codex Iustinianus is a systematic compilation of legislation applicable in the Eastern Roman Empire during the time of Emperor...

The Preclassical Period of Roman Law

The pre-classical period coincides with the splendor of the Roman Republic, and represents the transformations that led to the law becoming the form of social...

Successions in Roman Law

Inheritance or succession is any way of acquiring property, in which the new owner assumes rights and duties of the previous owner, to wit, he not only...

The Sources of Roman Law

The sources of Roman law are the set of normative means that a praetor or a judge could apply in the resolution of each...

The Accession in Roman Law

The accession is an original way of acquiring property in which, when two things are mixed, the property of the accessory thing passes to the owner of the...

Actions in Roman Law

In Roman law, the action was configured as the procedural link between the administration of justice and the people, that is, the action was the only way in...

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