Law and Crime in the Roman World

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What was crime in ancient Rome? Was it defined by law or social attitudes? How did damage to the individual differ from offences against the community as a whole? This book explores competing legal and extra-legal discourses in a number of areas, including theft, official malpractice, treason, sexual misconduct, crimes of violence, homicide, magic and perceptions of deviance. It argues that court practice was responsive to social change, despite the ingrained conservatism of the legal tradition, and that judges and ...

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Law and Crime in the Roman World
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521535328

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Law and Crime in the Roman World
2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521828208

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