D. Comprehension Questions
- What is the name of the first written code of laws in ancient Rome?
- Why was this code established?
- Is this code available to view today?
- Were the wealthy and poor treated equally under the law?
- Were citizens put to death?
- What were standing jury courts called in Latin?
- Who served on these juries?
- How did juries differ from those of today?
- When was one allowed to appeal a verdict?
- Who was the praetor urbanus?
- Name three crimes for which the death penalty was given to non citizens.
- How were citizens of the senatorial and equites classes punished for major crimes?
- What was the usual punishment for plebs?
- How did the lawyer of ancient Rome differ form the lawyer of 20th century America?
- Why were people interred in prisons in ancient Rome?
- Who were: patronus________, delator________, subscriptores________, praetor________.
- What were: nominis delatio________, inscriptio________, praemium________.
- What were: calumnia________, praevaricatio________, postulatio________, inquisitio________.
- The right to vote was called________.
- The right to make contracts was called________.
- The right to make a legal marriage was called________.
- A soldier who fathered a child while in military service could pass his citizenship to his child.
Verum aut Falsum
- If a father had conubium and a mother did not, what was the status of the child?
- If a mother had conubium and the father did not, what was the status of the child?
- Who were the auxilii?