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What were the laws applied to women during the Roman Empire?

Women and the law in the Roman Empire. By Judith Evans Grubbs.

I first used “roman laws”, “ancient roman laws” but figured they were too general. Started reading about women ancient laws. Then typed “women roman laws” and the book is #13 on the search and finally found a book that will help me be more specific towards my research question.

Grubbs, J.E. (2005) Women and the law in the Roman Empire: A sourcebook on marriage, divorce and widowhood. London: Routledge.

APA 6TH Edition

1.Relevancy: This book involves ancient laws of Rome focusing on women and how they were applied to them.

2.Credibility: This book is scholarly. It involves legal material of the imperial period from Augustus (31 BCE- 14 CE) to the end of the western roman empire.

3.Currency: Yes, this book not only talks about how the law was applied to women, but also how it was applied to marriages, divorces and family in general.

4.Objectivity: The books Is not biased. It simply explains how the law was applied to woman in the era. Also explains the restrictions women had during the Roman Empire.

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Assignment 2: Information Ethics by elor101 (PLAGIARISM)

This youtube video shows great examples on how to avoid plagiarism. Professor Andrew Young, the creator of this video explains different ways on how can people accidentally fall into plagiarism. One of the examples given is that plagiarism can be a really serious offense and some can end up in jail. Like example artist plagiarism other artists songs. This can end up in a lawsuit from the original artist. Meanwhile in school some of the offenses can be failing the assignment, class or even suspension from the school. At the end it gives a really good presentation on how to avoid this by using the right tools like citations and understanding the expectations of the assignment and understanding things we need to be aware of while doing the assignment.

Andrew Young. Plagiarism: Lesson One. October 22, 2018.

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Roman Ancient Laws

Topic: Law in ancient rome.

The Romans had a complex system of government and laws. Many of the basic systems and ideas that we have about laws and government today comes from Ancient Rome.  Laws were made a number of different ways.

The term Roman law today often refers to more than the laws of Roman society. The legal institutions evolved by the Romans had influence on the laws of other peoples in times long after the disappearance of the Roman Empire and in countries that were never subject to Roman rule.

Core question:  What are the 12 tablets of ancient rome?

The Twelve Tables is the earliest attempt by the Romans to create a Code of Law and is also the earliest (surviving) piece of literature coming from the Romans The reason why I’m interested in the 12 tablets is because romans had written and unwritten law. The Romans divided their law into jus scriptum (written law) and jus non scriptum (unwritten law). By “unwritten law” they meant custom; by “written law” they meant not only the laws derived from legislation but literally laws based on any written source.

Research question: What are the ancient roman laws written on the 12 tablets?

Keywords and key phrases:  

“roman 12 tablets” “classical roman law” “early roman law”

Alternative keywords/phrases

“byzantine empire” “emperor caracalla”

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