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Dans quelles limites peut-on parler d’enfants naturels dans le droit romain de l’Antiquité?

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To what extent is it possible to speak of natural children in the Roman law of Antiquity? – Most legal historians understand the Latin words filii naturales as ‘natural children’, with a connotation of illegitimate children, second-class because born and educated outside wedlock. An analysis of filius and naturalis in the Justinian collection learns that in Roman Antiquity these terms indicated own congenital children and had no negative undertone. The epitomes of the Breviarium of Alaric demonstrate that the modern denotation of natural children came up in the eighth century.


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