Rome had slipped into a state of debauchery and wished to return to the 'Golden Age of Rome'
Res Gestae - I revived many ancestral models which were falling into disuse in our age
Horace - Fertile in sin our times stained
Lex Julia 18BC
Lex Pappia Poppaea AD9
These laws made adultury a crime.
Marriage and Children were encouraged by rewards and penalties. This included excelerated promotion for men, and increased independant control over their own property for women.
Lex Fufia Caninia
Lex Fufia Caninia - This limited the amount of slaves who could be set free. Depite this freedom was still frequent
Freedmen were not full citizens
Flex Sentia - AD 4
Freedmen had to respect their patrons and refrain from bringing legal action against them
When they died they had to leave half their estate to their patron
Tacitus - [failed to counter] the current fashion for the childless state by encouraging marriage or the desire to raise a family
Suetonius - [there was] open revolt against several of the clauses
Suetonius - important not to let the native Roman stock be tainted with foreign or servile blood
Horace - The Fathers' decrees on womens's wedlock,//Prosper the marriage law, that it may be//Fruitful of children