Roman 12 tables law

By Ben Thatcher

Law 1 Table 1

If anyone summons a man before the magistrate, he must go. If the man summoned does not go, let the one summoning him call the bystanders to witness and then take him by force

What it means to me

Summons: call- example- you are summoned to the principals

magistrate: Judge- example- The magistrate will decide

Bystanders: Innocent people who saw the crime