Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian
Delatores (political informants) and accusatores (malicious prosecutors) were a major part of life in imperial Rome. Contemporary sources depict them as cruel and heartless mercenaries, who bore the main responsibility for institutionalising and enforcing the 'tyranny' of the infamous rulers of the early empire, such as Nero, Caligula and Domitian. Stephen Rutledge's study...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published April 25th 2001 by Routledge
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