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Actors and Audience in the Roman Courtroom

1st Edition

By Leanne Bablitz


304 pages

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What would you see if you attended a trial in a courtroom in the early Roman empire? What was the behaviour of litigants, advocates, judges and audience?

It was customary for Roman individuals out of general interest to attend the various courts held in public places in the city centre and as such, the Roman courts held an important position in the Roman community on a sociological level as well as a litigious one.

This book considers many aspects of Roman courts in the first two centuries AD, both civil and criminal, and illuminates the interaction of Romans of every social group.

Actors and Audience in the Roman Courtroom is an essential resource for courses on Roman social history and Roman law as a historical phenomenon.

Table of Contents

1. The Location of Legal Activities in the City of Rome 2. Reconstruction of the Roman Courtroom 3. The Litigant 4. The Judge 5. The Audience 6. The Advocate 7. The Advocate’s Role Outside and in the Courtroom

About the Series

Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
LAW / Legal History