Talk:Status in Roman legal system

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Suggestions for improvement: Looking at the section The termination of slave status, I note that while it says three types of manumission were recognized, it lists six, with a couple of sub-types. Additionally, the article on Vestal Virgins said that they could free slaves and convicts. Is this a distinct type, or a subtype of Manumissio vindicta perhaps? Brian Sayrs 16:45, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Status civitatis[edit]

I arrived here looking for information on the Roman concept of "rights" with regard to individual citizens. Apparently California schools are teaching seventh graders that "justice" and "rights" can be traced back to ancient Rome. Perhaps unfortunately, I expressed some doubt that Romans cared a great deal about rights of the individual versus the state. Expansion of the "Status civitatis" section would be greatly appreciated.Nodoremi 02:11, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

This article fails to encompass its subject[edit]

Save for the intro par. this is only about the status of slaves.

I know there is a great modern fascination with slavery; but "Status in [the] Roman legal system" is about far more than slavery.

Many status are listed by implication in the general article on Roman Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_law#Concepts

Dadofsam (talk) 18:00, 9 June 2010 (UTC)