Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

Author: Judy E. Gaughan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292721110

Category: History

Page: 194

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Embarking on a unique study of Roman criminal law, Judy Gaughan has developed a novel understanding of the nature of social and political power dynamics in republican government. Revealing the significant relationship between political power and attitudes toward homicide in the Roman republic, Murder Was Not a Crime describes a legal system through which families (rather than the government) were given the power to mete out punishment for murder. With implications that could modify the most fundamental beliefs about the Roman republic, Gaughan's research maintains that Roman criminal law did not contain a specific enactment against murder, although it had done so prior to the overthrow of the monarchy. While kings felt an imperative to hold monopoly over the power to kill, Gaughan argues, the republic phase ushered in a form of decentralized government that did not see itself as vulnerable to challenge by an act of murder. And the power possessed by individual families ensured that the government would not attain the responsibility for punishing homicidal violence. Drawing on surviving Roman laws and literary sources, Murder Was Not a Crime also explores the dictator Sulla's "murder law," arguing that it lacked any government concept of murder and was instead simply a collection of earlier statutes repressing poisoning, arson, and the carrying of weapons. Reinterpreting a spectrum of scenarios, Gaughan makes new distinctions between the paternal head of household and his power over life and death, versus the power of consuls and praetors to command and kill.
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An Investigation Into the Nature of Roman Public Law

Author: Judy Elizabeth Gaughan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Murder (Roman law)

Page: 538

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Author: Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454886641

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 4544

After your casebook, a Casenote Legal Brief is your most important reference source for the entire semester. Expert case studies and analyses and quicknote definitions of legal terms help you prepare for class discussion. Here is why you need Casenote Legal Briefs to help you understand cases in your most difficult courses: Each Casenote includes expert case summaries, which include the black letter law, facts, majority opinion, concurrences, and dissents, as well as analysis of the case. There is a Casenote for you! With dozens of Casenote Legal Briefs, you can find the Casenote to work with your assigned casebook and give you the extra understanding of all cases Casenotes in 1L subjects include a Quick Course Outline to help you understand the relationships between course topics.
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Author: Robin Stevens

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3551317402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Deepdean-Mädchenschule, 1934. Als Daisy Wells und Hazel Wong ihr eigenes, streng geheimes Detektivbüro gründen, gibt es zuerst gar kein wirklich aufregendes Verbrechen zum Ermitteln. Doch dann entdeckt Hazel die Lehrerin Miss Bell tot in der Turnhalle. Zuerst denkt sie, es sei ein schrecklicher Unfall gewesen. Aber als Daisy und sie fünf Minuten später zurückkommen, ist die Leiche verschwunden. Jetzt sind die Mädchen sicher: Hier ist ein Mord geschehen! Und nicht nur eine Person in Deepdean hätte ein Motiv gehabt. --- Spannend, komisch, ungewöhnlich: Band 1 der Krimi-Serie "Ein Fall für Wells & Wong" ---
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Roman

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492965679

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Im Dezember 1926 verschwindet Agatha Christie spurlos. Eine groß angelegte Suchaktion beginnt, an der sich sogar Arthur Conan Doyle beteiligt. Doch Christie, deren jüngstes Buch »Alibi« gerade zum Welterfolg lanciert, bleibt verschwunden. Erst elf Tage später wird sie in einem Hotel gefunden, in das sie sich unter dem Namen der Geliebten ihres Mannes einquartiert hat. Bis heute weiß niemand, was damals geschah. Was, wenn Christie an einen bösartigen Widersacher geraten ist? Was, wenn sie erpresst worden ist? Was, wenn die Königin der rätselhaften Morde selbst gezwungen worden ist, ein Verbrechen zu begehen? Auf intelligente und unterhaltsame Weise erzählt Andrew Wilson in einer Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion von einem rätselhaften Fall, in dem die größte Krimiautorin der Welt selbst zur Protagonistin wird.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 373478459X

Category: Fiction

Page: 55

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"Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue" ("The Murders in the Rue Morgue") ist eine Kurzgeschichte des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Edgar Allan Poe, die erstmals im April 1841 in der Zeitschrift "Graham’s Magazine" erschien. Sie ist die erste von drei Kurzgeschichten, die sich um den deduktiv analysierenden Detektiv C. Auguste Dupin drehen.
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Author: Klaus von Heusinger,Claudia Maienborn,Paul Portner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110255073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1078

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This handbook comprises, in three volumes, an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in linguistic semantics from a wide variety of perspectives. It contains 112 articles written by leading scholars from around the world. These articles present detailed, yet accessible, introductions to key issues, including the analysis of specific semantic categories and constructions, the history of semantic research, theories and theoretical frameworks, methodology, and relationships with related fields; moreover, they give expert guidance on topics of debate within the field, on the strengths and weaknesses of existing theories, and on the likely directions for the future development of semantic research. In many cases, the articles written for this handbook promise to become the standard references on the topics they cover. This work will provide an essential reference for both advanced students and researchers in semantics and related fields within linguistics, psychology, philosophy, and other areas.
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Ein neuer Fall für Hercule Poirot

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170269

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Eine Sensation! Hercule Poirot ermittelt wieder. 1920 erschien der erste Kriminalroman von Agatha Christie. Seither haben sich ihre Bücher weltweit mehr als zwei Milliarden Mal verkauft. Jetzt haben die Erben von Agatha Christie erstmals der Veröffentlichung eines neuen Romans zugestimmt, der die beliebteste Figur der Schriftstellerin wieder zum Leben erweckt. Die Bestsellerautorin Sophie Hannah ist seit ihrem dreizehnten Lebensjahr ein großer Fan von Agatha Christie: »Es ist Hercule Poirot und Miss Marple zu verdanken, dass ich Krimiautorin geworden bin. Ich fühle mich unendlich geehrt, dass man mir dieses wunderbare Projekt anvertraut hat.«
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Speeches and Articles

Author: Henry George

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844282769

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1844

Speeches and articles from 1877 to 1890 are all about poverty caused by the private property in land. The approach is different, adapted to the audience in question.
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Author: Eric Lingens,Marcus Korte,Eduard Dreher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406636783

Category: Military offenses

Page: 308

View: 2599

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Author: Anthony Horowitz

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458758135

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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Susan Ryeland, Lektorin bei Cloverleaf Books, arbeitet schon seit Jahren mit dem Bestsellerautor Alan Conway zusammen, und die Leser lieben seine Krimis mit dem Detektiv Atticus Pünd, der seine Fälle charmant wie Hercule Poirot zu lösen pflegt. Doch in seinem neuesten Fall ist nichts wie es scheint. Zwar gibt es zwei Leichen in Pye Hall und auch diverse Verdächtige, aber die letzten Kapitel des Manuskripts fehlen und der Autor ist verschwunden. Ein merkwürdiger Brief legt nahe, dass er sich das Leben genommen hat. Susan Ryeland muss selbst zur Detektivin werden, um nicht nur den Fall der Morde von Pye Hall zu lösen, sondern auch die Umstände des Todes von Alan Conway zu enträtseln. Geschickt miteinander verwoben präsentiert der Erfolgsautor Anthony Horowitz hier zwei Krimis in einem und erzählt eine raffinierte und überaus spannende Story voller Eifersucht, Gier, Leidenschaft und Mord.
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Speeches Lectures, and Miscellaneous Writings

Author: Kenneth C. Wenzer

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 0870139185

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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Even before the publication of Progress and Poverty in 1879, San Francisco political economist and publisher Henry George (1839-1897) had written extensively about what he considered to be the causes for worldwide economic inequity—land monopolization and speculation by wealthy entrepreneurs and corrupt politicians. But his attacks on these evils were coupled with a plan for a possible brighter future, for a world in which disparities between people of different classes could be adjusted. By the time he died in 1897, his assessments of liberal 19th-century economic theory were critically acclaimed in Europe and the United States. Michigan State University Press's new edition of Our Land and Land Policy includes the texts of speeches George delivered and essays he published during three decades of political activism. These pieces were chosen originally in 1901 by George's son, Henry George, Jr., to portray the expansiveness and depth of his father's philosophy and the sincerity with which the elder George struggled throughout his life for social justice.
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Author: Howard Zinn,Anthony Arnove

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583229477

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.
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Nomos XXVII

Author: Ronald Pennock,John W. Chapman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814767931

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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This, the twenty-seventh volume in the annual series of publications by the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, features a number of distinguised contributors addressing the topic of criminal justice. Part I considers "The Moral and Metaphysical Sources of the Criminal Law," with contributions by Michael S. Moore, Lawrence Rosen, and Martin Shapiro. The four chapters in Part II all relate, more or less directly, to the issue of retribution, with papers by Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Davis, Jeffrie G. Murphy, and R. B. Brandt. In the following part, Dennis F. Thompson, Christopher D. Stone, and Susan Wolf deal with the special problem of criminal responsibility in government—one of great importance in modern society. The fourth and final part, echoing the topic of NOMOS XXIV, Ethics, Economics, and the Law, addresses the economic theory of crime. The section includes contributions by Alvin K. Klevorick, Richard A. Posner, Jules L. Coleman, and Stephen J. Schulhofer. A valuable bibiography on criminal justice by Andrew C. Blanar concludes this volume of NOMOS.
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Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics

Author: I. Glenn Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190218193

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Can your employer require you to travel to India for a hip replacement as a condition of insurance coverage? If injury results, can you sue the doctor, hospital or insurer for medical malpractice in the country where you live? Can a country prohibit its citizens from helping a relative travel to Switzerland for assisted suicide? What about travel for abortion? In Patients with Passports, I. Glenn Cohen tackles these important questions, and provides the first comprehensive legal and ethical analysis of medical tourism. Medical tourism is a growing multi-billion dollar industry involving millions of patients who travel abroad each year to get health care. Some seek legitimate services like hip replacements and travel to avoid queues, save money, or because their insurer has given them an incentive to do so. Others seek to circumvent prohibitions on accessing services at home and go abroad to receive abortions, assisted suicide, commercial surrogacy, or experimental stem cell treatments. In this book, author I. Glenn Cohen focuses on patients traveling for cardiac bypass and other legal services to places like India, Thailand, and Mexico, and analyzes issues of quality of care, disease transmission, liability, private and public health insurance, and the effects of this trade on foreign health care systems. He goes on to examine medical tourism for services illegal in the patient's home country, such as organ purchase, abortion, assisted suicide, fertility services, and experimental stem cell treatments. Here, Cohen examines issues such as extraterritorial criminalization, exploitation, immigration, and the protection of children. Through compelling narratives, expert data, and industry explanations Patients with Passports enables the reader to connect with the most prevalent legal and ethical issues facing medical tourism today.
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Selected Writings 1967-2004

Author: Tom Bissinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Da Capo is a collection of stories, plays, poems and journals in which Tom Bissinger takes on his world, whether reading Shakespeare to a blind bag lady, observing three playwrights comically vying to destroy each others career amidst the bustle of a Korean deli, or meditating on his father in a Sao Paulo swimming pool. Part autobiography, part story telling, part poetic explorations of dream world, and part social satire, Bissinger conveys the theatricality of so called ordinary existence by pulling his life towards him, hungering for the nuggets of mirth and meaning, ultimately owning it in original, daring prose. He takes on the challenge of staying awake in a troubled, violent world, while addressing his yearning for reverie and revelation.
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Roman

Author: Emma Cline

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254048

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Kalifornien, 1969. Evie Boyd ist vierzehn und möchte unbedingt gesehen werden – aber weder die frisch geschiedenen Eltern noch ihre einzige Freundin beachten sie. Doch dann, an einem der endlosen Sommertage, begegnet sie ihnen: den „Girls“. Das Haar, lang und unfrisiert. Die ausgefransten Kleider. Ihr lautes, freies Lachen. Unter ihnen ist auch die ältere Suzanne, der Evie verfällt. Mit ihnen zieht sie zu Russell, einem Typ wie Charles Manson, dessen Ranch tief in den Hügeln liegt. Gerüchte von Sex, wilden Partys, Einzelne, die plötzlich ausreißen. Evie gibt sich der Vision grenzenloser Liebe hin und merkt nicht, wie der Moment naht, der ihr Leben mit Gewalt für immer zerstören könnte.
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