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Cicero as EvidenceA Historian's Companion$
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Andrew Lintott

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216444

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.001.0001

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Property and Violence: The Pro Tullio and Pro Caecina

Property and Violence: The Pro Tullio and Pro Caecina

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(p.68) VI Property and Violence: The Pro Tullio and Pro Caecina
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Cicero as Evidence
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Andrew Lintott (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0006

This chapter examines two cases wherein Cicero appears to have had a reasonable case on a strict interpretation of the law. However, in the case of pro Roscio Comoedo he needed to reinforce it by presenting his client in a better light than perhaps his character justified. The two lawsuits arose from property disputes involving violence. In each case, Cicero's client claimed to have suffered violence: in pro Tullio to his slaves; in pro Caecina to his own person and those of his friends and supporters. The aims of the suits, however, were different: in the first it was a matter of obtaining damages for the loss; in the second the winning of a judicial wager which in due course should have led to the taking possession of a disputed piece of real estate.

Keywords:   law, lawsuits, litigation, property disputes, violence

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