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Murder Was Not a Crime
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This pathfinding study looks at how homicide was treated in Roman law from the Roman monarchy through the dictatorship of Sulla (ca. 753–79 BC) to show how criminal law can reveal important aspects of the nature and evolution of political power.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. One. Killing and the King
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. Two. Power of Life and Death: Pater and Res Publica
  2. pp. 23-52
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  1. Three. Killing and the Law, 509–450 B.C.E.
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. Four. Murder Was Not a Crime, 449–81 B.C.E.
  2. pp. 67-89
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  1. Five. Capital Jurisdiction, 449–81 B.C.E.
  2. pp. 90-108
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  1. Six. License to Kill
  2. pp. 109-125
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  1. Seven. Centralization of Power and Sullan Ambiguity
  2. pp. 126-140
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 143-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-194
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