Lex Canuleia

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The Lex Canuleia ( Latin for Law of Canuleius ) was created in the Roman Republic in 445 BC. . Chr adopted. It allowed marriages between plebeians and patricians . The law ( lex ) goes back to a tribune of the same name who issued it.

The trigger for this law was a plebeian secession in 449 BC. BC , which was won after the first victory of the plebeians in the dispute with the patricians during the Roman class battles . The lex Canueleia is based on the recently enacted Twelve Tables Act of 450 BC. Chr.


  • Michael Rostovtzeff: History of the Old World, Dieterich'schen Verlagsbuchhandlung, Wiesbaden, 1942, Vol. 2, p. 43