By Richard A. Bauman
Punishment was once an vital portion of the Roman justice process and as debatable because it is this present day. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical ideals from which attitudes to penalty have been born. The emphasis is put on crimes opposed to the general public throughout the Republic and Principate with much less dialogue of both civil circumstances or concerns. specific reference is made to alterations in attitudes in regards to the dying penalty.
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Cf. Weinstock RE xiv 1803. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 12 I. THE TRIUMVIRAL PERIOD support for Cassius, but here Antony knew better than to play into the hands of the anti-Roman nobility. 35 And Egypt, with all its wealth, would inevitably be important. Momentously, Antony summoned its queen to meet him in Cilicia. 37 But there were bloody elements too. Cleopatra was still insecure on her throne, threatened by her sister Arsinoe; Antony had Arsinoe dragged from sanctuary in Ephesus and murdered.
2). 1—2 agree that this march began after C. Antonius'death, but the chronology is very insecure. 8 Cf. App. BCiv. 1; Plut. Brut. 3. So long a winter march is hard to believe, but the sources clearly connect the beginning of the march with news of the proscriptions and related events; there does not in any case seem time for it in late summer or autumn 43; yet it cannot have been as late as spring 42, for that would not leave time for the campaigns in southern Asia Minor. ' Brunt 1971 (A 9) 485—8; Botermann 1968 (c 36) 204-11.
2) suggest some equivocation. Cf. Brunt 1971 (A 9) 493—7' . . Galliaque quae semper praesidet atque praesedit huic impcrio', Cic. Phil. v. 3 7; cf. esp. Pbil. v . 37. 16 17 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 IO I. T H E T R I U M V I R A L PERIOD would not be out of Antony's control: Pollio was to be there, and he too had veterans under his command. 18 In the event Antony's possession of Gaul came to nothing, for Octavian took it over bloodlessly on Calenus' death in 40.
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