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THE CIVIL LAW TRADITION IN RELATION TO PHILIPPINE LAW: an outline survey

Prof. Rubén F. Balane

BEGINNINGS IN MYTH AND MIST
I. A Wedding in Olympus – Peleus and Thetis A. The Uninvited Guest and the Unusual Wedding Present: Eris and the Apple of Discord B. For the Fairest: An Impromptu Beauty Contest and the Three Finalists – Hera, Athena, Aphrodite.

The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

BEGINNINGS IN MYTH AND MIST II. The Three Contestants’ Judgment of Paris Hera Athena Aphrodite Bribe Offers/The mastery of Europe and Asia victory over the Greeks the most beautiful woman in the world .

Athena and Aphrodite .Hera.

Per Varios Casus …: Aeneas Founds A Settlement Around the Seven Hills . The Consequence of Paris’ Choice – The Trojan War A. The Ten-Year Siege and the Wooden Horse C.BEGINNINGS IN MYTH AND MIST III. The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships B. Aeneas Flees the Burning City E. The Destruction of Troy D.

The Trojan Horse .

.BEGINNINGS IN MYTH AND MIST IV. B. C. The Trojan Settlement: A Kingdom Ruled By Aeneas’ Line From Ascanius to Proca The King and the Usurper A God Ravishes A Virgin A.

The Cave and the She-Wolf B. Predictions of Roman Grandeur: The Importance of Myth . The Foundation of Rome: 21 April 753 BC (I AUC) VII.BEGINNINGS IN MYTH AND MIST V. The Legend of Romulus and Remus A. Strife Between the Twins VI.

B. D. F.ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY I. Le Sette Colline di Roma A. Palatine – Palatinus Capitoline – Capitolinus Aventine – Aventinus Esquiline – Esquilinus Caelian – Caelius Viminal – Viminalis Quirinal – Quirinalis . Legends of the Fall: Monarchy A Rape Topples a III. E. Succession of Tarquinius Superbus Kings From Romulus to II. G. C.

A Map of the Seven Hills of Rome .

Patricians and Plebeians B. The Assemblies 1. The Settlers of Italy V. . Comitia tributa The Republic and the Dual Society 1. plebiscita C. Comitia curiata 2.ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY IV. Comitia centuriata 3. Consuls and Tribunus Plebis Senatus consulta vs. 2. Primitive Roman Society A.

Leges Duodecim Tabularum – 450 BC -The Beginning of Roman Law -The Birth of the Civil Law Tradition . Consolidation: Decemviri Tribune Terentilius and the VII.ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY VI.

ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY VIII. Expansion of Rome: From Republic to Empire to World State. The First Triumvirate: Caesar. 1. Alea Iacta Est: Caesar Crosses the Rubicon – 49 BC 4. A City in Collision with Itself: Pharsalus – 48 BC 5. “Even at the base of Pompey’s statue …”: The Ides of March. Crassus – 61BC 3. The Punic Wars – 264-146 BC 2. 44 BC . Dictator for Life: A Month is Renamed – 44 BC 6. Pompey.

ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY VIII.. Lepidus 8. Expansion of Rome: From Republic to Empire to World State.” – The Serpent of the Nile 9. Octavian. The Twelve Caesars 12. The Five Good Emperors: 96 AD . A Queen Turns Tail: Actium – 31 BC 10..180 AD . The Plains of Philippi (42 BC) and the Second Triumvirate: Antony. “Age cannot wither her. 7. Octavian Becomes Augustus: Another Month Renamed 11.

Augustu s Caesar .

Joint Emperors: The Tetrarchy Constantine: In Hoc Signo Vinces – The Battle of the Mulvian Bridge (323 AD) .ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY IX. The Slow Decline: From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD) / Constantine 1. 2.

Scaevola Gaius Papinian Ulpian Paul Modestinus B. The Jurisprudentes A. 2. 6. 1. 3. 4. 5. Valentinian’s Law of Citations .ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY X.

Tribonian The Great Work of Codification: Corpus Juris Civilis 1. 3. Digesta – 533 AD Institutiones – 533 AD Codex – 534 AD Novellae – 534-543 AD . Fall of Rome: Romulus Augustulus (476 AD) XII. The Barbarians – From Trickle to Flood: The Empire Is Overrun B. 2.ROME: FROM MYTH TO HISTORY XI. B. The Fall A. 4. Resurgence and Recovery: Justinian A.

Euric – 466 . 4. A. SPAIN Visigothic Spain 1. The Laws of Euric and the Breviary of Alaric: A Dual Society Déjà vu.AFTER THE FALL I.484 2.507 3. Alaric II – 484 . 690 AD) . Consolidation and Stabilization: The Fuero Juzgo (ca.

3. Moorish Spain Tarik and the Rock (711 AD): Islam Triumphant The Reconquista: A Slow.AFTER THE FALL B. the Fuero Real. b. Piecemeal Recovery The Birth of the Fueros a. and the Libro de las Leyes Siete Partidas (1347) . 1. c. 2. Fuero Viejo Alfonso El Sabio.

Castilla Todo Lo Arriesga: Cristoforo Colombo. The Tears of Boabdil: “Weep like a woman …” – El Ultimo Suspiro del Moro 3. 2. and the Journeys Beyond the Setting of the Sun The Mad Queen: Juana la Loca 4. A United Christian Spain 1. Fernao de Magalhaes. Santa Fe and the Siege b.AFTER THE FALL C. . A Wedding at Valladolid: Fernando and Isabel The Cross Redux: Granada Falls (1492) a.

The Mad Queen .

Perugia – “Nemo jurista nisi sit Bartolista. Europe Rediscovers Classical Roman Law: The Revival and the Reception The Florentina: Western Europe Finds the Digest The Rise of the Universities and the Revival The Glossators: Irnerius and the School of Bologna The Commentators: Bartolus and the School of 1. 5. 4. 3.” The Reception: From the Universities to the Courts and the Marketplace . 2.AFTER THE FALL D.

Growth of Spanish Law Las Leyes de Toro (1505) Extension of the Siete Partidas to the Colonies (1530) La Nueva Recopilación (1567) Recopilación de las Indias (1661) La Novísima Recopilación (1805) F.AFTER THE FALL E. From Habsburg to Bourbon (1700) . a. b. c. e. d.

Twilight for the Gods: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette B.AFTER THE FALL II. FRANCE A. Ć’est Une Revolution” – 14 July 1789 . To the Bastille: “Sire.

Marie Antoinette .

.AFTER THE FALL C. the The Commission of Fontainebleau and Project of Codification Le Code Civil: 21 March 1804 D. The Fall of the Monarchy and the Reign of Terror Eighteenth Brumaire: Napoleon Bonaparte 1. 2.

Napoleon Bonaparte .

The Código Civil Takes Effect – 24 July 1889 . BACK TO SPAIN A. The Queen Regent Issues An Edict: Real Decreto of 6 October 1888 Ordaining Publication of the Código Civil. The Call for Codification and the Comisión Codificadora B. C.AFTER THE FALL III.

Queen Isabella II of Spain .

IN THE PHILIPPINES Extension of the Código Civil to the Colonies – Real Decreto of 31 July 1889 B. . The Código Civil Takes Effect in the Philippines – 7/8 December 1889.AFTER THE FALL III. A.

From the Lion of Castile to the American Eagle: The Philippines Changes Hands II.THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES I. The Colony Becomes a Republic. Executive Order No. 4 July 1946 III. 48 and the Project of Codification .

The Spanish Code and the Philippine Code: A Comparison.THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES IV. VI. Effectivity Date – 30 August 1950 V. The Family Code of 1988. 18 June 1949 – The Civil Code of the Philippines. . RA 386.