Roman law politics and society: Terms to Know For Midterm

Be prepared to write a 3-5 sentence definition of the following. Please note: This list is something of a work in progress and terms may be added or removed.

Plebs
Patricians
Populares
Optimates
SPQR
Comitia centuriata.
Comitia curiata

12 Tables

Cursus Honorum / honores
Consul – proconsul
Censor
Praetor – propraetor
Quaestor
Aedile
Tribunus plebis

Romulus and Remus
The Roman Republic (dates?)
Vestal Virgins
The Punic Wars
Cato the Censor
Tiberius and Gaius Grachus

Ius civium
Ius gentium
Actiones legum (actions of law)- sacramentum, postulatio, condictio
In personal
In rem
Formulary system

Vituperatio
Infamia

Proculians (ratio)
Sabinians (natura rerum)

Status
Civitas
Libertas
Familia
Commercium
Conubium
Definition of slavery
Manumission
Freedmen

Paterfamilias
Patria potestas
Agnates and cognates
Peculium
Sui iuris
Emancipation
Guardianship (tutela)
Curatorship

Marriage: manus, uses, confarreatio, coemptio (p. 126)

Res (153-155)
Corporeal /incorporeal, public/private, movable/immovable, fungible/non-fungible, res mancipi/ res nec mancipi (things useful or essential to early Roman household)

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