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Roman law, the legal system of Rome from the supposed founding of the city in 753 BC to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in AD 1453; it was later adopted as the basis of modern civil law . Most authorities, however, disregard the largely static period following the reign of Justinian I (527–65).

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