Regal Period

753 BCE - 509 BCE

Solon's Laws

594 BCE

Kings are Overthrown, Praetors put in place

509 BCE

The Republican Period

508 BC - 27 BCE

Persian Wars

499 BCE - 449 BCE


458 BC

Written Laws are Created

450 BCE

Written down on the 12 tables

Peloponnesean War

431 BCE - 404 BCE

Office of Praetors was established

367 BCE

This started a hierarchy in the system

Lawyers start taking over priests jobs

310 BCE

** The end of the 4th Century

1st Punic War

264 BC - 241 BC

Praetors for foreginers established

242 BCE

Praetor Orbanos, local
Praetor Perigrinos, non-romans

2nd Punic War

218 BC - 201 BC

3rd Punic War

149 BCE - 146 BCE

Lex Capurnia established first quaestio perpetua

149 BCE

The first permanent court


86 BCE - 35 BCE

Sulla as dictator

82 BC

Added more courts

Trial of Marcus Caelius Rufus

56 BCE

Cicero Delivered 'In Defence of Marcus Caelius'

56 BCE

Rome takes control of Egypt

30 BCE

Augustus Caesar

27 BC - 14 AD

Imperial Period

26 BC - 284 CE

Courts started to move more to Public

1 CE

Juror Labeo Died

10 CE

Marsurius Sabinus Writes book on ius Civile

50 CE

**1st Century

Emperors Made laws, and Senate voted on them

110 CE

Early 2nd Century

Ius Respondendiex auctoriate principis

150 CE

Letting judges have the power of speak on behalf of the emperor

Institutes Composed by Gaius

161 CE

quaestiones perpetuae becomes obsolete

201 CE

The Later Roman Empire

0285 - 305

Theodosius II

408 CE - 450 CE

Formalized law school

Codex Theodosianus

438 CE

Along side Emperor Valentinian III

Used the writing of the 5 important (dead jurists, as a kind of code to base cases off of)

Justianian Codification

528 CE - 534 CE

A more complete version of what Emperor Theodosius had done.

It was called 'Corpus Iuris Civilis'