Reading Excerpts from Roman Law
Lecture no. 29 from the course: Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language
Taught by Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Probe examples of Roman legislation in the original Latin, starting with a provision for the sale of sons by fathers from the Twelve Tables, the most ancient codification of Roman law. Examine marriage and divorce law, and a peculiar tradition forbidding the exchange of gifts between a husband and wife.