Greece, Rome, and the Bill of Rights by Susan Ford Wiltshire

By Susan Ford Wiltshire

Susan Ford Wiltshire strains the evolution of the doctrine of person rights from antiquity in the course of the eighteenth century. the typical thread via that lengthy tale is the speculation of average legislation. growing to be out of Greek political notion, specifically that of Aristotle, ordinary legislation grew to become an incredible guiding principle of Stoic philosophy in the course of the Hellenistic age and later turned hooked up to Roman criminal doctrine. It underwent a number of adjustments throughout the center a long time at the Continent and in England, specifically within the considered John Locke, earlier than it got here to justify a conception of typical correct, claimed through Jefferson within the announcement of Independence because the foundation of the "unalienable rights" of american citizens.

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41 Stoicism provided Roman law with a more cosmopolitan outlook appropriate to a world widened by the conquests of Alexander and transformed into an enduring Page 20 empire by the Romans. C. when Stoic philosophy was most influential at Rome. As Rome assumed a role of administering jurisdiction over the world it had conquered, it needed a broader conception of law to confirm and justify such a role. Stoic philosophy as adapted by the Romans and most especially by Cicero was perfectly suited for this function.

Series. 0938dc20 CIP Greece, Rome, and the Bill of Rights is Volume 15 of the Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Copyright © 1992 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. All rights reserved. A. First edition. Page v CONTENTS Preface vii Introduction 3 Part OneFrom Athens to America: The Evolution of the Idea of Rights 1.

The integrity of the empire's many peoples as to their nationhood, languages, customs, literatures, heroes). "45 The Roman appropriation of natural law did not result from an intrinsic interest in transcendental speculation about the nature of law. Instead, it served what A. P. '' 46 For the Romans, it is probably fair to say that natural law provided a way of describing what seemed to them simply the normal facts of their concrete situation and experience. The ius naturale thus provided not a thoroughgoing system of legal rules but rather a means of interpretation.

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