Of Codes & Crowns Links: Unit 4, Roman Law
Legal Latin Overview of the Roman legal system and prisons along with vocabulary and activities.
Roman Law Resources Information on Roman law sources and literature, the teaching of Roman law, and the persons who engage in the study of Roman law.
The Civil Law Includes the Twelve Tables, Institutes of Gaius, Rules of Ulpian, Opinions of Paulus, Enactments of Justinian, and the Constitutions of Leo. Translated from Latin by S.P. Scott.
Index of Roman Laws A list of laws followed by a short summary of each.
Roman Law Library A collection of Roman laws. In Latin and other languages (this link is to English translations).
The Roman Creation of Modern Law A chapter from the book The Story of Law by John Maxcy Zane.
An Introduction to the Principles of Roman Civil Law An online book by P. Van Warmelo, Professor of Law, University of South Africa.
The Story of Civilization: Part III: Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325 by Will Durant, Chapter IV: the Augustan Reformation and Chapter XVIII: Roman Law
Frank E. Smitha’s The Ancient World An online book.
Outlines of Roman History Online text by William C. Morey.
J.B. Bury: History of the Later Roman Empire An online text.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon An online text of the classic work.
The Roman Republic Lecture notes.
Notes on Roman Politics By Barbara McManus, College of New Rochelle.
The Roman Republic Constitution An explanation of the government of the Republic.
A Roman History Timeline Timelines of the major periods in Roman history.
Julius Caesar: The Last Dictator A biography of Caesar and Rome. By Suzanne Cross.
Rome History, culture, philosophy, and resources. By Richard Hooker.
Illustrated History of the Roman Empire Extensive information.
The Romans The history of Rome. By the BBC.
Rome: Republic to Empire Web page originally developed for a course titled “Ancient Rome in Film, Fiction, and Fact.
Roma: Political System Briefly reviews three eras: Kings, Republic, and Empire.
Ordinary Consuls of the Roman Republic and Empire, 300 B.C.–68 A.D. A list of the consuls.
The Roman Empire in the First Century From PBS.
The Roman Empire A history of Rome.
Forum Romanum A helpful starting point for anyone interested in the civilization of ancient Rome. By David Camden.
LacusCurtius: Into the Roman World Many resources on ancient Rome.
Ancient Rome More links to resources.
Resources for Augustan Studies Links to sites on Octavian.
When Roman Law Ruled the Western World Reading and lesson from Constitutional Rights Foundation, which includes extensive links on Roman law.
Lex Duodecim Tabularum Article on the Twelve Tables by George Long, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College.
The Law of the Twelve Tables From E. H. Warmington, Remains of Old Latin III, circa 450 B.C.
Obis Latinus: Twelve Tables In both the original Latin and an English translation by Oliver J. Thatcher, ed., The Library of Original Sources.
Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics: The Laws of the Twelve Tables Translation by Samuel P. Scott.
The Twelve Tables Commentary and translation by Johnson, Coleman-Norton & Bourne, Ancient Roman Statutes, Austin, 1961
The Four Commentaries of Gauis (Translated by Scott)
Institutes of Gaius (Translated by Poste)
Chapter VI of The Decline and Fall Of The Roman Empire Contains the death of Severus and the tyranny of Caracalla. From Edward Gibbon’s classic work.
Wikipedia: Category: Roman Jurists Links to Wikipedia articles on Roman jurists.
Cicero: Pro Roscio Amerino A nice summary of the Roscius case.
Defence of Roscius Cicero’s Speech defending Roscius.
Pliny the Younger A biography by Jona Lendering.
Aristotle’s Rhetoric An online version of the text.
Slavery in Society in Ancient Rome Resources from Professor Brent Shaw, University of Pennsylvania.
The Murder of Pedanius Secundus Account by the Roman historian Tacitus.
A Chronology of Early Byzantine History Outline notes of Byzantine history.
Roman Emperors: Justinian (527–565 A.D.) A biography.
The Greek Compilation of Roman Law A chapter from the book The Story of Law by John Maxcy Zane.
Codex Justinianeus Article by George Long, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College.
The Civil Law Translated by S.P. Scott.