This division, upon which the emperor Justinian I also based his own Institutes, still builds the basic structure of many modern codifications.
Roman private law includes obligations and contracts, possession and property, relationships, marriage and marital property law, guardianship, legal and testamentary inheritance etc.
These institutions still serve as the basis of modern legal systems.
It also includes delicta (delicts, unlawful acts, wrongs against an individual) such as furtum (theft) or iniuria (personal injury).
Principles such as "good faith", "obligational relationship", and "liability" were introduced and further developed by the Romans.
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He is also known as "The last Roman Emperor" and was the emperor who reconquered the city of Rome from the Ostrogoths.
This contribution offers an overview of the origin, development and persistence of Roman law from its origins in the 8th century BC to the 19th century AD.Justinian I (483 -565) was Eastern Roman Emperor from 527 until his death.One of the most important rulers of Late Antiquity, he is best remembered for his reform of the legal code through the commission of Tribonian the military expansion of imperial territory that was achieved during his reign, primarily through the campaigns of Belisarius and his marriage and partnership with his wife Empress Theodora.Thus public law relates to the organizational structure of society, and private law, by contrast, to its individual members and their relations with one another.Within public law, the Roman jurist Ulpian distinguished several sub-areas: "Publicum ius in sacris, in sacerdotibus, in magistratibus consistit" (Public law regulates the state cult, the priesthood and the magistrates: Digest 18.104.22.168).Particular attention is paid to the rise and development of this law, to those involved in its creation, and to its sources.