Legal Latin Mores

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D. Comprehension Questions

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

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