April 28, 2021

Looking back thousands of years we often think we’ve come a long way – and in many ways, we have.

But brushing the cobwebs off the ‘Lex Julia de vi publica’, tells us a different story.

It’s an ancient Roman law from the 3rd century - but probably reaches all the way back to the times of Julius Caesar.

It’s description of sexual violence and rape were incredibly progressive for its time, in fact, more so than our own...

Let’s take a look –

Sources –
Le Julia de Vi Publica,
Sexual Violence Laws,


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