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Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Kit Morrell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines attempts to improve provincial governance from 70–50, particularly the contributions of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and the younger Marcus Porcius Cato. It contends that Romans of the ... More


Sex, Guns, and Extortion

Jana Arsovska

in Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282803
eISBN:
9780520958715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282803.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 6 provides a careful examination of the cultural influences behind some common Albanian criminal activities. Should one blame the Albanian customary Kanun laws for the increased involvement ... More


The last lex repetundarum

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the content and context of the extortion law passed by Julius Caesar as consul in 59, the lex Julia de pecuniis repetundis. Cicero describes it as a ‘perfect law’, but its ... More


The equites and the extortion law

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

One obvious shortcoming of the lex Julia (the subject of chapter 4) was that it applied only to senators and not to the equestrian members of a governor’s cohort, who might be equally guilty of ... More


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