• Summoned to the Roman Courts: Famous Trials from Antiquity

    Summoned to the Roman Courts: Famous Trials from Antiquity (Hardback) By (author) Detlef Liebs, Translated by Rebecca L. R. Garber

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    Description"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.

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    Summoned to the Roman Courts
    Famous Trials from Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Detlef Liebs, Translated by Rebecca L. R. Garber
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520259621
    ISBN 10: 0520259629

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    BISAC V2.8: LAW060000
    DC23: 937
    DC22: 347.37/6307
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    LC classification: KJA127 .L5413 2012
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2012
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    Author Information
    Detlef Liebs, Professor of Legal History and Civil Law at the University of Freiburg, is the author of Romische Jurisprudenz in Africa and Romisches Recht: Ein Studienbuch, among other books.
    Review quote
    "[Liebs's book] will be welcomed by both novice and expert students of law and society... Entertaining yet profound... Highly recommended." -- P. Lorenzini, Saint Xavier University Choice 20121127 "Liebs provides an interesting mixture of detailed examination of several legal problems and consideration of more broadly conceived legal change over time." Bryn Mawr Classical Review (BMCR) 20130102
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction 1. Killing a Sister for Mourning a Fallen Enemy 2. Temporary End to Trials Involving Black Magic 3. A Dowry Hunter Loses Out 4. A Naive Buyer 5. The Party's Intention vs. the Pedantry of Jurists? 6. Cicero Thwarts the Intrigue of a Powerful Man 7. Defense against a Lover's Malice 8. Corrupter of Morals through Poetry, or Accessory to a Conspiracy? 9. A Precautionary Crucifixion 1. "They Hate Mankind" 11. A Criminal Organization? 12. Brutal Slave Owners 13. Self-Help Is Punished 14. Protecting a Ward Prevails over Standard Payment Practices 15. A Dispute among Christians 16. The Execution of Heretics Conclusion Notes Index