Twelve Tables

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Twelve Tables

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(Historical Terms) the Twelve Tables the earliest code of Roman civil, criminal, and religious law, promulgated in 451–450 bc
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The kingdom and the infant Republic, prior to the XII Tables, when law was unwritten customary law, linked to religion (753-450 BCE)
The early Republic from the times of the XII Tables (circa 450 BCE) to the final conquest of Italy by the Romans in 272 BCE.
2.54, that `the XII tables would have had to recognise provocatio as a fact of life'.