List of Roman laws

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This is an attempted alphabetical List of Roman laws. The name of the law is usually the gens of the legislator, declined on the female form (because in Latin law - lex, plural leges - is a word with female gender). When a law is the initiative of the two consuls, is given the name of the two, with the senior consul gens signalled first. Sometimes, a short description of the content of the law is added.

See also: Roman law, Twelve Tables

Note - The list is very incomplete: you can help Wikipedia by adding laws to it.

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Roman laws

General denominations

  • Lex agraria – A law regulating distribution of public lands
  • Lex annalis - qualifications for magistracies
  • Lex frumentaria – A law regulating price of grain
  • Lex sumptuaria – A law regulating the use of luxury items and public manifestations of wealth

Special laws

Notes

  • Note 1 – The word Republic derives from the Latin res publica (literally, public thing). The Romans often wrote the two words as one, respublica and inflected both words.
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