Summoned to the Roman Courts


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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

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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.


"[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 "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)

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