Organised Crime in Antiquity

Organised Crime in Antiquity

by Keith Hopwood


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The nine papers in this edited book derive from an international conference on organised crime held at Lampeter, 1996. They illustrate the antiquity of violence and crime and the need to put evidence for criminal activities into their social context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905125296
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date: 04/30/2009
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Keith Hopwood is an historian with special interests in late Antiquity and the Byzantine world. Author of Ancient Greece and Rome: A bibliographical guide, he has published numerous papers on Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Asia Minor in classical and oriental journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Keith Hopwood 1. The Mafia of early Greece: Violent exploitation in the seventh and sixth centuries BC - Hans van Wees 2. 'Workshops of villains': Was there much organised crime in classical Athens - Nick Fisher 3. Condottieri and clansmen: Early Italian raiding, warfare and the state - Louis Rawlings 4. The revolt of the Boukoloi: Geography, history and myth - Richard Alston 5. Native rebellion in the Pisidian Taurus - Stephen Mitchell 6. Bandits between grandees and the state: The structure of order in Roman Rough Cilicia - Keith Hopwood 7. 'You speculate on the misery of the poor': Usury as civil injustice in Basil of Caesarea's second homily on Psalm 14 - Susan R. Holman 8. The violence of the circus factions - Michael Whitby 9. Crime and control in Aztec society - Frances F. Berdan Index

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