The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome / Edition 1

The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome / Edition 1

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by Olivia F. Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801867576

ISBN-13: 9780801867576

Pub. Date: 12/19/1995

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Although the Romans lived in a society very different from ours, they were like us in fearing crime and in hoping to control it by means of the law. Ordinary citizens wanted protection from muggers in the streets or thieves at the public baths. They demanded laws to punish officials who abused power or embezzled public monies. Even emperors, who feared plotters and

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Although the Romans lived in a society very different from ours, they were like us in fearing crime and in hoping to control it by means of the law. Ordinary citizens wanted protection from muggers in the streets or thieves at the public baths. They demanded laws to punish officials who abused power or embezzled public monies. Even emperors, who feared plotters and wanted to repress subversive ideas and doctrines, looked to the law for protection.

In the first book in English to focus on the substantive criminal law of ancient Rome, O. F. Robinson offers a lively study of an essential aspect of Roman life and identity. Robinson begins with a discussion of the framework within which the law operated and the nature of criminal responsibility. She looks at the criminal law of Rome as it was established in the late Republic under Sulla's system of standing jury-courts. Grouping offenses functionally into five chapters, she examines crimes committed for gain, crimes involving violence, sexual offenses, offenses against the state, and offenses against the due ordering of society.

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ISBN-13:
9780801867576
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/19/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
IThe Framework of Criminal Procedure1
IICriminal Liability15
IIITheft and Related Offences23
IVViolence against the Person41
VSexual Offences54
VIOffences against the State74
VIIOther Offences: Against Good Morals or Public Discipline90
Notes105
Glossary of Technical Terms157
Bibliography161
Index of Sources183
General Index205

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The Criminal Law of Ancient Rome 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Once again, Robinson delivers a concise, yet well-fleshed work on the convoluted subject of Roman law. Most major topics are covered, some treated better than others, but overall, a must read for anyone interested in ancient law.