The jus gentium seems to have become identical with the more rigorous jus civile.
The jus belli, and not the jus gentium, then becomes their resort.
But this law of nature was really repealed by the jus gentium, under which both horse and prisoner alike became private property.
This was named the jus gentium, to distinguish it from the other, the jus civile.
Now its levelling tendency was exactly the characteristic of the jus gentium, which would be most striking to a primitive Roman.
The Roman Empire was founded on the basis of a common administrative system, and a common law—the jus gentium.
The idea as to what jus gentium was, of course varied with times.
But, as these Zambales are not Christians, they may be dealt with according to the jus gentium, and made Page 205slaves.
jus gentium est quod naturalis ratio inter omnes homines constituit.
The neglect of demarcations and boundaries seems to me, therefore, the feature of the jus gentium which was depicted in Æquitas.