The special significance of the Constitutio Antoniniana lies in its purpose of integrating different groups of people, which is the key to its political and legal legacy to the present day.


The Constitutio Antoniniana stands for the political integration of people from diverse cultural backgrounds within a single political community and is also an expression of the state’s high degree of respect for the groups of people concerned, their values, and their ways of life.

Legal Relevance

The Constitutio Antoniniana is one of several globally significant documents in the history of citizenship and civil and human rights. The edict reflects the principles of Roman legal thinking that in many ways still serve as a model for modern legal systems.