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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Summoned to the Roman Courts: Famous Trials from Antiquity

ISBN13: 9780520259621
Published: May 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £43.95

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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.