Penal Practice and Penal Policy in Ancient Rome by O.F. Robinson

By O.F. Robinson

Utilizing Roman literary and felony assets, this booklet assesses Roman penal coverage via an in-depth exam of six high-profile felony circumstances, starting from the Bacchanalian trials in 186 BC to the rigors for treason and magic within the fourth century. selecting Roman attitudes to crime and punishment, this e-book brings out contrasts and advancements in these attitudes. O.F. Robinson examines Roman legal laws (both that laid down by way of Justinian and that codified and proven by means of him) in addition to Roman attitudes, either juristic and philosophical, to the needs of punishment, together with deterrence, retribution, reform, defense of the general public and the way they have been converted through the years. the writer additionally discusses arguments for fastened as opposed to versatile consequences, and the alterations made within the genuine punishments and in these to whom they have been utilized. This publication is a necessary software for any professional, pupil or researcher wishing to profit extra approximately Roman values from their method of crime and punishment

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81 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 Frank (1927), 130; Toynbee (1965), 321, citing Wuilleumier (1939). g. Dume´zil (1966), and Bauman (1990), but others, such as Gruen (1990), think the linked tasks mere coincidence. 6–7. 5–6. 9–10. Presumably this praetor was some kind of kin to Aebutius’ mother. 6 of 179 BC. 2. The Senate was prepared to give him the money, but did not actually want him to do his military service and become eligible for a political career; he was tainted by having been an informer. See Watson (2005).

In each there is an all-purpose off-stage villain, Chrysogonus in pro Roscio, Oppianicus senior in pro Cluentio. 2). The charge was not simply murder, but more specifically parricide, the murder by the defendant of his father. 3 All we know about the case comes from this speech of Cicero’s, so there is no external account of it from which we can estimate his truthfulness. Naturally his picture is slanted; he was an advocate appearing for the defence, and it was his duty to make the best possible argument for his client.

4). Wiseman (1998), 40. Dion. Hal. 2. Dion. Hal. 4–5 – all too undignified! Cf. Val. Max. 6 on the exile of the slave who castrated himself for the goddess. 27 T H E B A C C H A N A L I A N A F FA I R Bauman points out, the three men listed as assisting the two consuls in drawing up the Senate’s resolution were ‘L. Valerius Flaccus (cos. 195), mentor and running mate of Cato; M. Claudius Marcellus (cos. 196), an ally of Flaminius; and Q. Minucius Rufus (cos. 100 There is no mention anywhere in Livy of conflicting opinion; there is no credible opportunity in his account to see separate groups looking to Cato and to the Scipios.

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