Talk:Latin Rights

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Greg -- I like your discussion of the role of the Latin Right, and its changing nature over the course of Roman time. The only suggestion I would make is to (if you can find enough information) expand on the tenets (not "tenants"), i.e. provide some more detail on the exact rights that are given. Also fix "3nd" --> "3rd". -Anoop

I agree with Anoop, the article give a good time line but could use some more features of the Latin right, this would give a better picture of why people actively sought out the title. Also, you mentioned that the status was used as a stepping stone for individuals to become full citizens, are there any instances of colonies initially earning the Latin Right and then gaining full citizenship? Another feature would be including some politicians that influenced the features of the Latin right as well as its distribution. - Tim

Greg, this is a fine article indeed. Like Anoop said, I would like to know just bit more about what exactly these rights were. For example, did they just focus on the two aspects you mentioned or were there other important clauses to them as well? Did they not include a major aspect of Roman law that was guaranteed to a regular citizen? The historical significance you provided was important to understand the whole concept of what exactly these rights were. However, I think the second paragraph seems a bit abrupt after the first paragraph. Maybe you can add a transition line to make it look smoother? As side info, maybe you could also talk about the effect of the Latin Right on the Roman Empire in general and on Latium in particular, in terms of greater cohesion of the society, the promulgation of a common Roman identity or new members in the Senate.- Mustafa

right v. rights[edit]

What is the basis for asserting that 'Latin rights' is either more accurate or more common that 'Latin right' as a translation of ius? This doesn't reflect what I'm finding when I use various search combinations. And ius is singular. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:55, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

recent correction of Latin phrase[edit]

Just wanted to make a note on an anonymous edit from an IP that corrected ius adipiscendae civitatis per magistratuum to magistratum. The former may have crept in because it seems to have been a typo (!) in the Cambridge Ancient History (double !! here). For the corrected form, see these results. The -uum form is a genitive plural, which should not follow per. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:56, 2 November 2010 (UTC)