Chapter 2: Parent and Child

We come now to consider the history of parentage, being the second relation in which we were to consider man as a member of a family.

At Rome the father had the ius vitae et necis et vendendi.

The power of the father with respect to the property of the son soon went out likewise.

Julius Caesar, and after him Augustus, were the first that gave to sons property independent of their fathers.


Next: Chapter 3