Organised Crime in Antiquity

Organised Crime in Antiquity

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'What are states but large bandit bands, and what are bandit bands but small states?' So asked St Augustine, reflecting on the late Roman world. Here nine original studies, by established historians of Greece, Rome and other ancient civilisations, explore the activities and the images of ancient criminal groups, comparing them closely and provocatively with the Greek and Roman government which the criminals challenged.

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 20mm | 480.81g
  • Classical Press of Wales
  • Swansea, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white tables
  • 1905125291
  • 9781905125296

About Keith Hopwood

Keith Hopwood is an historian with special interests in late Antiquity and the Byzantine world. Author of Ancient Greece and Rome: A bibliographical guide, he has published numerous papers on Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Asia Minor in classical and oriental journals.

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