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This e-book explores the ways that felony disputes have been settled out of court docket in fourth-century BC Athens and in second-century BC Rome. After analyzing pretrial situations within the Attic orators and related ones in Roman felony resources, the writer turns to the performs of Greek New Comedy and their later Roman variations. There she identifies related eventualities, specifically in disputes pertaining to sexual violations, the marriages of heiresses, and divorces, and indicates that acceptance of criminal eventualities aids interpretation of latest Comedy texts.

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