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To: ffusco
Not to mention the laws of Europe (the civil code is a direct descendant from Roman Law) and well, in a good part, those of America.
22 posted on 05/30/2003 11:48:21 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (This space for rent.)
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To: TheAngryClam
Even such quaint traditions as the wedding ring and carrying a bride over the threshold are Roman customs.


ROMA INVICTA!
23 posted on 05/30/2003 11:51:03 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: TheAngryClam
Not to mention the laws of Europe (the civil code is a direct descendant from Roman Law) and well, in a good part, those of America.

You, of course, neglect to mention that Roman law was a horrible mish-mash until Constantine, Theodosius, and Justinian (all Christian emperors) came along and regularized it. Indeed, it is the Justinianic Code that much of European law was based.
162 posted on 05/31/2003 9:43:15 AM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: TheAngryClam
The Civil Code comes from Byzantium, the Christian empire.
180 posted on 05/31/2003 11:41:49 AM PDT by RobbyS
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