Portrait of Gaius

Quotes by Gaius

130 CE – 180 CE

Gaius (130-180) was a Roman jurist whose writings became authoritative legal texts during the late Roman Empire. Gaius made one of the first systematic collections and analyses of Roman law dealing with the legal status of persons (slaves, free persons, and citizens), property rights, contracts, and various legal actions.


Property Rights

Gaius states that according to natural reason the first occupier of any previously unowned property becomes the just owner (2nd Century)