By Olga Tellegen-Couperus
An important production of the Romans was once their legislation. during this e-book, Dr Tellegen-Couperus discusses the way the Roman jurists created and constructed legislations and how within which Roman legislations has come all the way down to us. distinctive consciousness is given to questions similar to `who have been the jurists and their legislations faculties' and to the shut connection among jurists and the politics in their time.
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Marius, succeeded in getting himself elected consul. After defeating King lugurtha and the Cimbri and Teutones he returned to Rome as a very powerful man. However, when he claimed state-owned land where he could establish some colonies for his ex-soldiers, the senate, which was still dominated by the optimates, refused to co-operate. Cornelius Sulla. He was appointed consul in 88 BC and was charged by the senate to lead the army against Mithridates VI, king of Pontus in Asia Minor, who had persuaded large parts of Asia Minor and Greece to rise up against the Romans.
Members of the senatorial aristocracy wanted to maintain the established order which had allowed them to get rich by sharing in the spoils of war and by acquiring land from the state. Among the senators there was a growing trend towards luxury and individualism; this was in sharp contrast to traditional Roman austerity and readiness to serve the state. Most of the senators lacked the vision required to tackle the problems which were beginning to develop. The same applied to the equites; they had been able to feather their own nest in the existing situation and therefore wanted to retain their privileges.
However, it was not only defeated opponents who became slaves; so did the civilian population of the conquered territories. Moreover, until the first century it often happened that pirates raiding ships and unprotected harbours kidnapped people and sold them as slaves, for instance at the large slave-market on the island of Delos. It is not possible to state precisely what percentage of the population were slaves, but by the end of the republic it must have been quite high. 4 The living conditions and the social standing of these people could differ tremendously; sometimes they were worse than those of free Roman citizens, sometimes they were better.
A short history of Roman law by Olga Tellegen-Couperus