Roman Law And The Edict Of Tolerations Essay

805 Words May 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout the development of Rome, large political movements brought forth equality amongst classes. Rome used law to benefit its people, giving citizens a voice within their city. Founded on a sense of pride and morals, Romans beliefs were universal. However, cultures that base themselves off of a system of honesty and integrity never stay unwritten. These moral beliefs are well documented within Roman law. The Twelve Tables set forth the first movement for equality within Rome, giving the plebians a voice. It was not long until another push for equality was necessary to balance Rome, bringing forth the Agrarian Laws. As Christianity swept across the Empire, soon Christians were given freedom to worship. The efforts of Roman law built equality through its effort to continually unify the city. I will prove, using the Twelve Tables, Agrarian Law, and the edict of tolerations, that Roman law uses its attempts of unity to establish equality throughout the development of Rome. Roman Law began with a division of classes, the plebians and patricians. The client owner relationship began to continually separate the two social classes, leaving the plebians to be subject to the decision of patricians. A furor for an establishment of written law over took the plebians. The Twelve Tables sought to shorten the gap between plebians and patricians by setting a written law code, which embraced the cultural traditions in Rome. The main function of this law code was to hold people to their…

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