069. Collective disappearance

Often temporary abandonment by a population of the usual place of living in order to frustrate opponents. See 070.

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Plebeians win victory for the rule of law in Ancient Rome, 449 BCE. (See also 494 campaign.)

Time period
449 BCE, -1 to 449 BCE, -1
Total points
10 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Thomas Fortuna, 09/12/2011

One of the most fundamental characteristics of civilization is the rule of law. For the last few millennia, it has been recognized that as levels of human organization expand past the size of tribes and villages into more complex societies such as cities and federations it is, in principle, beneficial to justice for people to submit to commonly agreed upon rules enforced by a legal system.