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.

The Trial

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466322745

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

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When people use the adjective 'Kafkaesque', it is The Trial they have in mind - the nightmarish world of Joseph K., where the rules are hidden from even the highest officials, and any help there may be comes from unexpected sources.

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

View: 9054


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: 9104


The Code of Hammurabi

Author: Hammurabi

Publisher: WS via PublishDrive

ISBN: 2378989776

Category: Art

Page: 123

View: 1919

The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi) is a well-preserved ancient law code, created ca. 1790 BC (middle chronology) in ancient Babylon. It was enacted by the sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi. One nearly complete example of the Code survives today, inscribed on a seven foot, four inch tall basalt stele in the Akkadian language in the cuneiform script. One of the first written codes of law in recorded history. These laws were written on a stone tablet standing over eight feet tall (2.4 meters) that was found in 1901.

Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World

Author: John G. Gager

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350623

Category: History

Page: 295

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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.

Defence Speeches

Author: Cicero,,Marcus Tullius Cicero,D. H. Berry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199537909

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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This book presents five of Cicero's courtroom defences, including the defence of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; and of Milo, for murdering Cicero's enemy Clodius.

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: 7514


The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

View: 7936

"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

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: 7991


From Jesus to Christ

The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus

Author: Paula Fredriksen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164106

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 7080