The Twelve Tables
Episode 18 of the Spanish podcast El Cuento de Roma,
“The Twelve Tables” is coming in 48 hours!
Here is our future English version counterpart.
It’s finally time to make the laws of Rome available for everyone to know. And even though most Roman didn’t read, they knew those tables:
Punishment for killing an intruder during nighttime? None.
Daytime? You had to bring him to a magistrate. Alive.
If you threw an unaimed weapon into a crowd, the punishment was a ram.
If an apple from your tree fell onto your neighbor’s ground, the apple was his.
Shaving on a daily basis for men was not mandatory, but you couldn’t face a magistrate for a case of yours without shaving properly. This law was demolished 600 years later. Thank you, Emperor Adrian!