Roman Law and the Pax Romana: Definition, Meaning & History


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Pax Romana refers to

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1. Citizens of Rome had the right to a trial and defense of one's self in a court of law. Which branch of Roman law would this be an example of?

2. How did the Roman philosopher Cicero influence early American political thought?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Roman law traveled with Roman legions and was imposed upon the people they conquered. You'll need a strong understanding of the branches of Roman law and what inspired it if you hope to pass this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on key historical facts about Roman law, including the following:

  • What the Pax Romana was
  • The branches of Roman law
  • The origin of Roman civil law
  • The main difference between Roman civil law and the Law of Peoples
  • The philosophy that influenced Ancient Roman law

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Roman civil law and the Law of Peoples
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept the Pax Romana and how it was affected by Roman law
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what was and was not included among the branches of Roman law

Additional Learning

To learn more, be sure to view or read the accompanying lesson called Roman Law and the Pax Romana: Definition, Meaning & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know how Roman law was originally held
  • Define what the Twelve Tables of Rome was and when it was codified
  • Explain how Roman jurists established the philosophical underpinnings of law that endure to this day
  • Recall how long the Pax Romana lasted