Roman Citizenship, Law, & Justice

Created By: Elizabeth Lopez

Citizens Of Rome

  • Citizenship belogned to all free, law abiding people
  • the rights of citizens:
  • they can vote
  • hold offcial offices- civil and government
  • they have there own property and write contracts
  • they are able to go to court

Not All Equal

  • Male citizens enjoyed all rights
  • Woman cannot vote or have government offices
  • Slaves had small chances of freedom; no rights
  • Freedmen were former slaves with limited rights


The children of freedmen and woman would be born as full Roman citizens.

Follow The Laws

  • Focused on:
  • Marriage
  • Inheritance- what family gets when a member dies
  • Contracts between people
  • Laws were written in the 12 tables

Roman Justice

  • Natural laws giving every citizen rights
  • Connected to life, liberty, and pursuit, of happiness
  • Where do we see that in the United States?
  • Judges made court decisions from the trials and evidence


  • Fit the crime committed:
  • Fines- pay money
  • Beatings
  • Banishment- have to leave Roman
  • Slavery
  • Execution if guilty of treason
  • Particide- killing your father, was punishment by being drowned in a river
  • Slaves were beaten, harder work, or often crucified