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Essay heading: Ancient Roman Laws
 
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Date added: July 1, 2009
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One of the laws stated that a husband who finds his wife in adultery can only kill the adulterer when he catches him in his own house. Another law concluded that a husband cannot kill anyone in adultery except persons who are well-known and prostitutes, including slaves. His wife, however, is liable and he is forbidden to kill her...
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His wife, however, is liable and he is forbidden to kill her. Adultery also restricted killings for adultery, for example; if a son under his fathers power, should surprise his daughter in the act of adultery, the law says that he cannot kill her, yet, he ought to be permitted to do so. Although the history of Rome's royal period is mostly a legend, tradition was strong, and many of Rome's laws and customs, have their roots in the distant past...
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