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II. From the Abolition of the Monarchy in Rome to the Union of Italy

From: The History of Rome, by Theodor Mommsen
Translated with the sanction of the author by William Purdie Dickson

The History of Old Rome

CHAPTER VIII - Law, Religion, Military System, Economic Condition, Nationality


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Development of Law ||| Modifications in the Laws ||| Administration of Justice-- Code of Common Law-- New Judicial Functionaries ||| Changes in Procedure ||| Religion-- New Gods ||| Sacerdotal System ||| Military System-- Manipular Legion-- Entrenchment of Camp-- Cavalry-- Officers-- Military Discipline-- Training and Classes of Soldiers-- Military Value of the Manipular Legion ||| Origin of the Manipular Legion ||| National Economy-- The Farmers-- Farming of Estates ||| Inland Intercourse in Italy ||| Capital in Rome ||| Development of Rome as A Great City ||| Urban Police ||| Building-- Impulse Given to It ||| Embellishment of the City ||| Silver Standard of Value ||| Extension of the Latin Nationality ||| Progress of Hellenism in Italy-- Adoption of Greek Habits at the Table ||| Rome and the Romans of This Epoch ||| Appius Claudius

Development of Law

In the development which law underwent during this period within the Roman community, probably the most important material innovation was that peculiar control which the community itself, and in a subordinate degree its office-bearers, began to exercise over the manners and habits of the individual burgesses. The germ of it is to be sought in the right of the magistrate to inflict property-fines (-multae-) for offences against order.(1)

1. Cf. I. XI. Punishment of Offenses against Order

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