Law and Crime in the Roman World

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Abstract

Was crime in the Roman world defined by law or social attitudes? How did damage to the individual differ from offences against the community as a whole? The book explores competing legal and extra-legal discourses, discusses a number of 'crimes', and argues for the importance of court practice as a diver of legal change, despite the ingrained conservatism of legal writers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages148
ISBN (Print)978-0-521-82820-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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