Summoned to the Roman Courts

Famous Trials from Antiquity
Author: Detlef Liebs
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520294858
Category: History
Page: 288
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Summoned to the Roman Courts is the first work by Detlef Liebs, an internationally recognized expert on ancient Roman law, to be made available in English. Originally presented as a series of popular lectures, this book brings to life a thousand years of Roman history through sixteen studies of famous court cases—from the legendary trial of Horatius for the killing of his sister, to the trial of Jesus Christ, to that of the Christian leader Priscillian for heresy. Drawing on a wide variety of ancient sources, the author not only paints a vivid picture of ancient Roman society, but also illuminates how ancient legal practices still profoundly affect how the law is implemented today.

An Archaeological Dictionary, Or, Classical Antiquities of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, Alphabetically Arranged

Containing an Account of Their Manners, Customs, Diversions, Religious Rites, Philosophy, Festivals, Oracles, Laws, Arts, Engines of War, Weights, Measures, Money, Medals, Computation and Division of Time, Chronological Terms, Heresies in the Primitive Church, &c. &c
Author: Thomas Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: 482
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Roman Antiquities

Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ... Designed Chiefly to Illustrate the Latin Classics, by Explaining Words and Phrases from the Rites and Customs to which They Refer
Author: Alexander Adam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rome
Page: 572
View: 8913
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The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint: The Hebrew Trial and The Roman Trial (Complete)


Author: Walter M. Chandler
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465555137
Category:
Page: N.A
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Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World


Author: John G. Gager
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195350623
Category: History
Page: 295
View: 4893
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In the ancient Greco-Roman world, it was common practice to curse or bind an enemy or rival by writing an incantation on a tablet and dedicating it to a god or spirit. These curses or binding spells, commonly called defixiones were intended to bring other people under the power and control of those who commissioned them. More than a thousand such texts, written between the 5th Century B.C.E. and the 5th Century C.E., have been discovered from North Africa to England, and from Syria to Spain. Extending into every aspect of ancient life--athletic and theatrical competitions, judicial proceedings, love affairs, business rivalries, and the recovery of stolen property--they shed light on a new dimension of classical study previously inaccessible. Here, for the first time, these texts have been translated into English with a substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social, and historical context for the texts. This book will interest historians, classicists, scholars of religion, and those concerned with ancient magic.

Römisches Recht

ein Studienbuch
Author: Detlef Liebs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783525031186
Category: Roman law
Page: 306
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Death and the Dolce Vita

The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s
Author: Stephen Gundle
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857860496
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 1890
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On 9 April 1953 an attractive twenty-one-year-old woman went missing from her family home in Rome. Thirty-six hours later her body was found washed up on a neglected beach at Tor Vaianica. Some said it was suicide; others, a tragic accident. Darker murmurs blamed her death on a drug-fuelled orgy that had gone horribly wrong. The crime gripped the nation. And some were determined to find out the truth of what had happened: the mystery took them from the capital’s seediest back streets right up to the highest office in the land. Dolce Vita casts fascinating light on the myriad colours and contradictions of Rome in the 1950s. Stephen Gundle brilliantly portrays the Rome of romance, luxury and glamour; the Rome of flowers, fountains and Vespas. It is Rome as a film set- embodied by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday. But the murder of Wilma Montesi exposed the other side of this beautiful city: carnal crimes, sex, drugs, corruption and endless cover-ups. Stephen Gundle picks his way through the evidence to expose the foul underbelly of Rome in the 1950s – a place of bitter hearts and broken dreams.

Römische Jurisprudenz in Africa

mit Studien zu den pseudopaulinischen Sentenzen
Author: Detlef Liebs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428116171
Category: Africa
Page: 156
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Die 1. Auflage erschien 1993 beim Akademie Verlag, Berlin.

The Parlor Book

Or, Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ... Ornamented with Fine Colored Engravings
Author: John Lauris Blake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: 960
View: 1635
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 8197
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A Dictionary of Ancient Geography

Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred, Grecian, and Roman History; Exhibiting the Extent of Kingdoms, and Situations of Cities, &c. And Illustrating the Allusions and Epithets in the Greek and Roman Poets. The Whole Established by Proper Authorities, and Designed for the Use of Schools
Author: Alexander MacBean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical geography
Page: 628
View: 8298
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The Trial of Theodore Parker for the "Misdemeanor" of a Speech in Faneuil Hall Against Kidnapping Before the Circuit Court of the United States at Boston, April 3, 1855 With the Defence


Author: Theodore Parker
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465513604
Category: Antislavery movements
Page: 221
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The Blood of Martyrs

Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence
Author: Joyce E. Salisbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948097
Category: Religion
Page: 244
View: 3179
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In The Blood of Martyrs Joyce E. Salisbury chronicles the many spectacles of violent martyrdom that took place during the first three centuries of the Christian era, describing the role of martyrdom in the development of the early Church, as well as its continuing influence on many of today's ideas. Salisbury shows through the engaging stories of the martyrs introduced in each chapter, how their legacy continues to shape contemporary ideas. Discussing modern martyrdom the book elicits deep lessons for the present from the ancient past and outlining the possibility of a religious future without violence. In The Blood of Martyrs, Salisbury brings to life this tumultuous time in late antiquity and sheds invaluable light on religious violence, modern martyrs, and self-sacrifice.

The History and Antiquities of Boston

The Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England from Its Settlement in 1630 to the Year 1770 : Also, an Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England : with Notes, Critical and Illustrative
Author: Samuel Gardner Drake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boston (Mass.)
Page: 840
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 860
View: 1097
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Cicero

Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome
Author: Kathryn Tempest
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441132260
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 4116
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As the greatest Roman orator of his time, Cicero delivered over one hundred speeches in the law courts, in the senate and before the people of Rome. He was also a philosopher, a patriot and a private man. While his published speeches preserve scandalous accounts of the murder, corruption and violence that plagued Rome in the first century BC, his surviving letters give an exceptional glimpse into Cicero's own personality and his reactions to events as they unravelled around him – events, he thought, which threatened to destabilize the system of government he loved and establish a tyranny over Rome. From his rise to power as a self-made man, Cicero's career took him through the years of Sulla, and the civil war between Pompey and Caesar, to his own last fight against Mark Antony. Drawing chiefly on Cicero's speeches and letters, as well as the most recent scholarship, Kathryn Tempest presents a new, highly readable narrative of Cicero's life and times from his rise to prominence until his brutal death. Including helpful features such as detailed chronological tables, a glossary, a guide to Greek and Roman authors and maps, the volume balances background and contextual information with analysis and explanation of Cicero's works. Organized chronologically and according to some of his most famous speeches, Cicero will appeal to anyone with an interest in Roman history, oratory and politics in the ancient world. This accessible yet comprehensive guide provides a thorough introduction to this key ancient figure, his works and influence, and the troubled political times in which he operated.

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820. (etc.)


Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6098
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason

And Other Crimes and Misdemeanor from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ... from the Ninth Year of the Reign of King Henry, the Second, A.D.1163, to ... [George IV, A.D.1820]
Author: Thomas Bayly Howell,Thomas Jones Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Page: N.A
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803


Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 6547
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates." V. 1-36; 1066/1625-1801/03
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 9886
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