130 CE–180 CE
Historical Period: Ancient Rome
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.
Quotes from Gaius:
- Gaius states that according to natural reason the first occupier of any previously unowned property becomes the just owner
Titles from Gaius:
- Author: Institutes of Roman Law