Radoslaw Tryc – “Liberalism beyond the Latin civilization?”

The Western civilization, probably more often called Latin, was created from four basic sources through the combination of Roman law, Greek philosophy, Jewish religion (Christianity) and barbaric honor.

The basis of existence of the ancient Rome was fairness and force. The popular at that time anagram IVS VIS symbolizes this unity. In the Roman law, much was written about what we would today see as natural, how, for instance, “no one can benefit from crime”, that property was separated from ownership, that equality of the opposing sides in a trial was introduced, but behind it all stood legions unified by steel discipline. The initial law of the twelve tables, written by the commission, was an expression of the binding customary law.
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