Roman Literature and Law

By: Ellie Shade and Libby Gillette


Roman literature began in 240 BC when a Roman audience saw a Latin version of a Greek play. So this is saying that the official language in Rome is Latin. Today, many people in North America have adopted Latin prefixes and suffixes, which are widely used in our language today. Authors wrote messages to each other and to us using wood tablets and thin leaves of wood. These authors wrote some of the world's most famous plays, poems, and stories.

Julius Caesar and Other Roman Authors

Julius Caesar was one of the most famous authors in Rome and one of the most famous authors in the world. he, and along with the other authors wrote on thin leaves of wood and wood tablets. They wrote about early military history and wrote messages to each other and to us in the future. The picture below is a picture of Julius Caesar.
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The Roman Law System

The Roman Law system is a form of law. The first law of the Roman Law system was the law of Twelve Tables. The Twelve Tables represented laws that stood at the foundation of the roman law system, which is saying that there were 12 laws in total. The Law of Twelve Tables generally takes place with the court and if people can rely on someone to be somewhere. This system was the start of what is now known as the West of Civil Law. These are examples of the legal traditions of western culture which has a huge importance of law. Those were some examples of Roman Law.

How Roman Literature and Law has affected us today

Roman culture is reflected in our everyday lives too! We use their language everyday to communicate with each other. Our system of laws are based off of the Roman Law System, along with our people being at the center to obey a certain set of laws. The writing has also made a huge impact on people's lives today.

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