9780292770997-0292770995-Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome

Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome

ISBN-13: 9780292770997
ISBN-10: 0292770995
Author: Riggsby, Andrew M.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 267 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780292770997
ISBN-10: 0292770995
Author: Riggsby, Andrew M.
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 267 pages

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Acknowledged authors Riggsby, Andrew M. wrote Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome comprising 267 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0292770995 and 9780292770997. Since then Crime and Community in Ciceronian Rome textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the late Roman Republic, acts of wrongdoing against individuals were prosecuted in private courts, while the iudicia publica (literally "public courts") tried cases that involved harm to the community as a whole. In this book, Andrew M. Riggsby thoroughly investigates the types of cases heard by the public courts to offer a provocative new understanding of what has been described as "crime" in the Roman Republic and to illuminate the inherently political nature of the Roman public courts.

Through the lens of Cicero's forensic oratory, Riggsby examines the four major public offenses: ambitus (bribery of the electorate), de sicariis et veneficiis (murder), vis (riot), and repetundae (extortion by provincial administrators). He persuasively argues that each of these offenses involves a violation of the proper relations between the state and the people, as interpreted by orators and juries. He concludes that in the late Roman Republic the only crimes were political crimes.

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