Roman Vs U.S. Ideas
Roman vs U.S. Ideas of Citizenship, Law, and Justice
The Rights of Citizens in Rome
You were able to vote as a citizen.
You were also given the ability to accomodate an official office with civil and government citizens.
Next, they were able to live and buy their own property or land. Also, they were able to conduct contracts with each other.
Finally, citizens of Rome were able to conduct a trial or court.
Not Everyone Was Equal
In the beginning of the list or top, is the males which they had every right.
Next, is the women who had limited rights such as not able no voting or government offices.
Next, in the list are freedmen which had about the same rights as a women.
At the very bottom of the list is the slaves. The slaves were basically property with none or little rights and almost no chance of freedom.
Need to Follow the Laws
One of the first laws that they focus on are getting married or marriage.
Continuing down the list, the next law is on inheritance. They want people to pass on items that the member who passed away cared for.
Next, is the law about people sharing contracts with each other such as making trades or deals.
All of these laws can be found in the twelve tables of Rome which was the first official laws ever wrote down and that inspired U.S. laws.
Punishments of Roman Citizens
If the crime is a very low crime you will most likely get the punishment of paying a fee or fine.
Continuing the list of consequnces, next is beatings. Beatings seem like an already terrible punishment but the list gets even woefuler.
Next, is the punishment that is permanet which is banishment. Basically, they force you to leave forever and never return to the Roman Empire.
Next, is they make you into a slave. You would lose your rights and freedom just because you commited a viscious crime.
Further on, you might be chosen to face execution if guilty of treason against your own empire.
Lastly, if you killed your father or anyone within the Roman Empire, you would face patricide. The punishment of patricide which was suffocating under water or getting drowned.