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corrector  

Graham Burton

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Dec 2015
In the eastern provinces correctores of the *free cities of a province, which were technically independent of the provincial governor, are first attested under *Trajan. He sent a praetorian senator ... More

Coruncanius, Tiberius  

Peter Sidney Derow

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Mar 2016
Tiberius Coruncanius, from *Tusculum, consul 280 bce, dictator (for elections) 246, died 243. As consul he celebrated a triumph over *Volsinii and *Vulci and was active with his colleague (P. ... More

criminal law, Roman  

Andrew M. Riggsby

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Jul 2017
Subject:
Roman Law
“Crime” lacks a fully agreed definition across modern societies, but competing versions tend to stress notions like punishment, protection of public or collective interests, and a ... More

crucifixion  

George Ronald Watson and Andrew Lintott

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Dec 2015
Crucifixion seems to have been a form of punishment borrowed by the Romans from elsewhere, probably *Carthage. As a Roman penalty it is first certainly attested in the *Punic Wars. It was normally ... More

cura(tio), curator  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
In Roman public law, cura(tio) means the responsibility for a particular area of public administration, normally inhering in a magistrate. *Cicero, in his description of the ideal (Roman) ... More

curator rei publicae  

Graham Burton

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
Curator rei publicae (or civitatis, etc. ), in Greek λογιστής, was an official of the central government; the first certain example occurs under *Domitian (ILS 1017). Curatores normally were ... More

cursus honorum  

T. Corey Brennan

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Dec 2015
Down to the 3rd cent. bce there were perhaps few rules concerning the cursus honorum (career path) other than a requisite period of military service before seeking the political offices open to one's ... More

Cyrene, edicts of  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Five edicts of *Augustus preserved in a Greek inscription from *Cyrene, published in 1927. The first four belong to 7–6 bce and apply to the public province of *Crete and Cyrene alone; the fifth, ... More

damnum iniuria datum  

R. Zimmermann

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Jul 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Damnum iniuria datum was one of the four sources of delictual obligations mentioned in Gaius, Institutio oratoria 3. 182. It was based on the most important statutory enactment on Roman private law ... More

decaproti  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
Decaproti (δεκάπρωτοι) first appear in 66 ce and become common throughout the eastern provinces of the Roman empire in the 2nd and early 3rd cents.; the office was abolished in Egypt and ... More

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