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

View: 1447


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: 4010


Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World

Author: John G. Gager

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350623

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 5856

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.

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: 7135


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: 2104

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.

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: 2021


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

View: 9061


The Blood of Martyrs

Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948097

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 1058

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

View: 2730


Cicero

Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome

Author: Kathryn Tempest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441132260

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2175

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.