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By Gordon P. Kelly

Roman senators and equestrians have been regularly liable to prosecution for his or her reliable behavior, particularly due to the fact politically stimulated accusations have been universal. while charged with against the law in Republican Rome, such males had a call pertaining to their destiny. they can both stay in Rome and face attainable conviction and punishment, or cross into voluntary exile and stay away from felony sentence. for almost all of the Republican interval, exile used to be now not a proper felony penalty contained in statutes, even though it was once the sensible end result of such a lot capital convictions. regardless of its significance within the political enviornment, Roman exile has been a missed subject in glossy scholarship. This 2006 examine examines all features of exile within the Roman Republic: its old improvement, technical criminal matters, the opportunity of recovery, in addition to the results of exile at the lives and households of banished men.

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