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Twelve Tables

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Definition: An early set of laws that guaranteed rights to the people of Rome. These rights and laws formed the basis of the Roman Republic.

Related Resources:
Text of the Twelve Tables
These early laws are enlightening for any study of Roman law.

Roman Law
Learn all about how Roman law evolved from the Twelve Tables.

Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Roman Law and the Twelve Tables
Puts the Tables in perspective in a larger view of Roman Law.

Roman Law in General
The Twelve Tables were only part of the vast network of statues that were Roman Law.

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