Flashcards in Background and History Deck (7)
750 - 510 BC. Rome was ruled by kings.
510 - 27 BC.
Roman Republic replaced the regal period - executive had limited power. 2 consuls, as highest ranking magistrates, ruled jointly.
27 BC - 565 AD.
Roman Empire. Emperor formally held power, so all power through other magistrates and bodies flowed through him.
450BC. First codification of Roman law in response to social unrest by the plebeians about the arcane nature of the law, and when they could go to court to enforce their rights.
150 BC - 150 AD. Roman law was beginning to become a body of law that jurists were elaborating on.
150 - 240 AD.
Roman legal system began to acquire greater certainty, so rules became clearer and less malleable by jurists. Rome was now an Empire and not a Republic, so it was more difficult to challenge the law when it came from the emperor.