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Crime and Punishment in Ancient Rome

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Punishment was an integral element of the Roman justice system and as controversial as it is today. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical beliefs from which attitudes to penalty were born. The emphasis is placed on crimes against the public during the Republic and Principate with less discussion of either civil cases or issues. Special reference is made to changes in attitudes concerning the death penalty.

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Overview

Punishment was an integral element of the Roman justice system and as controversial as it is today. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical beliefs from which attitudes to penalty were born. The emphasis is placed on crimes against the public during the Republic and Principate with less discussion of either civil cases or issues. Special reference is made to changes in attitudes concerning the death penalty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415692540
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/27/2012
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Trial by Magistrate and People 9
3 Trial by Jury 21
4 Cicero on Punishment 35
5 The New Courts: Augustus and Tiberius 50
6 The Maturing Cognitio: Caligula and Claudius 65
7 Nero and the Stoics 77
8 Domitian and Morality 92
9 Prefects and Criminal Trials 100
10 The Growth of Criminal Jurisprudence: De Iudiciis Publicis 115
11 The Growth of Criminal Jurisprudence: De Poenis 124
12 Attitudes to Punishment 141
13 In Retrospect 161
Notes 165
Select bibliography 205
Index to sources 213
General index 220
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