Sofia Piacentin (KCL) - 2014-15 Students

Confiscations of property and public sales in the tradition of the Roman Republic

My research aims to investigate the confiscation and sale of properties of condemned men and public enemies at Rome, from the earliest cases recorded in the Roman historiographical tradition to the Sullan and Triumviral proscriptions in the Late Republican age. These extreme punishments deserve to be analyzed for the variety of historical and anthropological implications; indeed, the loss of one’s own property for a Roman citizen was effectively the equivalent of a social and civil death.​

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